Female Afghan Mayor Fights Crime With A Fake Moustache

Claire Gordon
Zarifa Qazizadah
Zarifa Qazizadah

Zarifa Qazizadah was married at 10, had her first child at 15, and lived for many years in a remote village of Afghanistan, as little more than a servant to her husband's family. Today, when danger strikes, the mother of 15 will yank on some men's clothing and a fake moustache and ride on her motorbike through her village, reports the BBC.

Because she is a mayor -- or what they call "village head."