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Afghanistan Girls

New Sesame Street Muppet In Afghanistan Promotes Girls' Rights

Reuters | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 04.07.2016 | Impact

NEW YORK, April 7, (Reuters) - Egypt has Khokha, India has Chamki and now Afghanistan is getting its first home-grown "Sesame Street" Muppet - a six-y...

Can Disaster Be Averted for the Women of Afghanistan?

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics
Ida Lichter, M.D.

There is a potential catastrophe looming when foreign troops leave Afghanistan, as the central government could well sacrifice women and girls in future negotiations with the Taliban.

Girls' Schools in Afghanistan Wonder 'What Tomorrow Brings'

Beth Murphy | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Beth Murphy

Their desire for education is palpable. The support from parents -- mothers and fathers --to educate their daughters is real. And the learning that is happening? That is the greatest hope for the future of all.

My Motivation

Hassina Sherjan | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact
Hassina Sherjan

Those of us who were lucky to be born in families who could take us out of Afghanistan after the Soviet occupation have a responsibility towards those who we left behind.

Malala Yousafzai and Education for Girls Everywhere -- An Unstoppable Movement

Sarah Fane | Posted 01.09.2013 | Impact
Sarah Fane

Malala's courage has exposed the shocking truth about life for girls in areas dominated by extreme conservative forces. But it has also exposed the absolute determination and desire these girls have to receive an education.

150 Schoolgirls Poisoned

Reuters | Posted 06.17.2012 | World

By Mohammad Hamid KUNDUZ, Afghanistan, April 17 (Reuters) - About 150 Afghan schoolgirls were poisoned on Tuesday after drinking conta...

Afghan Girls Still Being Used As Payment

The New York Times | Posted 02.16.2012 | World

ASADABAD, Kunar Province — Shakila, 8 at the time, was drifting off to sleep when a group of men carrying AK-47s barged in through the door. She rec...