Roby Returns from Mother’s Day CODEL to Afghanistan

May 15, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) today returned from a bipartisan female congressional delegation (CODEL) to Afghanistan, marking the seventh year Representative Roby has traveled to Afghanistan to visit with U.S. soldiers and Afghan women around Mother’s Day. During her visit, Representative Roby met with U.S. service members, the U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, military commanders, and Afghan leaders.

“It is a great privilege to travel to Afghanistan each year around Mother’s Day to spend time with our brave military men and women who are on the ground there,” Representative Roby said. “This annual visit is very special to me, and it always serves as an important reminder that those who wear the uniform sacrifice so much, including being away from their families in harm’s way for months at a time, for the security of our nation.

Throughout her time in Congress, Representative Roby has also maintained a commitment to improving circumstances for Afghan women.

“In recent years, Afghan women have experienced marked progress toward securing basic human rights, and they are also playing an increased role in the Afghan National Defense Security Forces.” Representative Roby said. “I am always proud to be engaged in these issues to ensure that the people I represent are aware of the progress that has been made as well as the work that remains. We know that the success of Afghan women is an indication of the country’s success.”