Afghanistan may soon have its first female supreme court judge.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani nominated Anisa Rasooli to be one of nine supreme court justices, making Rasooli the first woman to receive this honor.
The nomination, announced at a gathering of diplomats and women's rights activists, must first be approved by the Afghan parliament.
There has already been opposition to the announcement. The Afghan Ulemas Council, a group of clerics, called a meeting with President Ghani to protest the nomination.