The Strategerist

Niloofar Rahmani

Episode Summary

As a young girl growing up in Afghanistan, Captain Niloofar Rahmani dreamed of finding her wings. Like all women under Taliban rule, she was forbidden from attending school, working, or showing her face in public. But her story is one of courage and strength, as she became the first female fighter pilot in the Afghan military after the fall of the Taliban in 2001.  Learn how the George W. Bush Institute is promoting education, healthcare, and economic opportunity for women around the world. 

Episode Notes

As a young girl growing up in Afghanistan, Captain Niloofar Rahmani dreamed of finding her wings. Like all women under Taliban rule, she was forbidden from attending school, working, or showing her face in public. But her story is one of courage and strength, as she became the first female fighter pilot in the Afghan military after the fall of the Taliban in 2001. 

Learn how the George W. Bush Institute is promoting education, healthcare, and economic opportunity for women around the world.