Psst, wanna know who Soraya is?
After overcoming a lisp and finding her voice, Soraya Tarzi was no longer afraid to use it and became The Human Rights Queen of Afghanistan. Daughter of one of the time’s greatest intellectuals, she became a Queen Consort like no other after marrying King Amanullah Khan. Under their rule, they drew up the first constitution which abolished slavery, forbid torture, banned child marriage, made polygamy illegal and outlawed “bride prices”. What was furthermore unheard of at that time was that he allowed Soraya to become the Minister of Education, position from which she brought radical change to the lives of Afghan women. She founded magazines for women, encouraged them to enter politics and even helped create a court for abused women who wanted to divorce. While this doesn’t sound like much reform today, keep in mind that this was happening in the 1920s.