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Rula Ghani
First Lady of Afghanistan

Rula Ghani

Rula Ghani
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Intro First Lady of Afghanistan
Is Politician
From Lebanon Afghanistan United States of America
Field Politics
Gender female
Birth 1948, Beirut, Beirut Governorate, Lebanon
Age 75 years
Politics independent politician
Spouse: Ashraf Ghani
Children: Mariam Ghani
Sciences Po
Columbia University
American University of Beirut
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Rula F. Saadah Ghani (born 1948; Afghan name: Bibi Gul) is the current First Lady of Afghanistan, the wife of the incumbent President of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani.

In 2015, Rula Ghani was named to the Time 100, a list of the world's most influential people, by Time magazine.

Personal life

Rula Ghani was born Rula Saade and raised in Lebanon to a Lebanese Christian family. She received a diploma from Sciences Po, France, in 1969. She completed a master's degree in Political Studies from the American University of Beirut in 1974, where she had met her future husband, Ashraf Ghani.

The couple married in 1975 and have two children: a daughter, Mariam Ghani, a Brooklyn-based visual artist, and a son, Tariq. Rula Ghani earned another master's degree in journalism from Columbia University in New York City in 1983. Ghani returned to Afghanistan in 2003.

Ghani holds citizenship in Afghanistan, Lebanon, and the United States. She reportedly speaks Arabic, English, French, Pashto and Dari.

Since 2014

At his presidential inauguration in 2014 Gani publicly thanked his wife, acknowledging her with an Afghan name, Bibi Gul. "I want to thank my partner, Bibi Gul, for supporting me and Afghanistan," said Dr. Ghani, looking emotional. "She has always supported Afghan women and I hope she continues to do so." Historian, Ali A Olomi, has argued that following the precedent of Afghanistan's Queen Soraya, Rula Ghani can bring real change for women's rights in the country.

As First Lady, Ghani has been an advocate for women's rights.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 29 Jul 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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