“In September 2008, Malalai Kakar was assassinated by the Taliban in Kandahar. A target for years she was shot dead in front of her home.
Malalai was the first female police officer in Kandahar since the ousting of the Taliban in 2001. Among her many distinguishing features, the pistol beneath the burka was one of the most notable.
Malalai helped countless women in one of the most dangerous provinces in Afghanistan. She risked every day for what she believed in and for that she paid with her life. She was a mother of six and a sister to many.”