Afghan girls struggle to attend school

I typically don’t post ‘foreign affairs’ items on this blog but I found this story too powerful not to post.

NPR reports:

Public education is among the many casualties of the growing war in Afghanistan, and the threat of violence is especially acute for Afghan girls. Parents, who in the past did not allow their daughters to go to school because of societal taboos, are once again keeping them at home because of the threat of attacks by militants wielding acid or worse.

But many girls are refusing to give up their schooling — no matter what the cost.


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