In Afghanistan, despite the end of years of Taliban rule, there is still only one female governor.
Dr Habiba Sarobi has been in charge of Bamiyan province since 2005.
In that time she has received death threats and faced violent opposition in what is still very much a man’s world.
“The first female governor, it’s a challenge for security,” she said. “You know, I can be a good target for extremism. They will be happy if they can target me.”