Atifete Jahjaga was a top-ranking officer in Kosovo’s police force when parliament chose her to be the first female president of the country in 2011. She pushed parliament to compensate women who are wartime rape survivors. “I told people, ‘This is your mother, your sister, your daughter,'” she says.

Atifete Jahjaga was a top-ranking officer in Kosovo’s police force when parliament chose her to be the first female president of the country in 2011. She pushed parliament to compensate women who are wartime rape survivors. “I told people, ‘This is your mother, your sister, your daughter,'” she says.