Shinkai Karokhail is a member of the Afghan parliament who has worked for Afghan women's education for two decades.
I visited her at home to talk about her fight to amend a recent draft marriage law for Shiite women that would have restricted a woman's right to leave the home and legitimized marital rape. Shinkai is fierce, dedicated and tireless, but the struggle takes a toll. She says that it is crucial that women worldwide continue to offer support for women's rights in Afghanistan. Otherwise the gains that have been made since the fall of the Taliban will slide back.