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Shabana Basij-Rasikh: Educating Afghan Girls

Afghan girls face many unique challenges in trying to obtain an education. Even today, the Taliban intimidates girls through violence, particularly through disfiguring acid attacks.

In this TED talk, Shabana Basij-Rasikh speaks about her effort to gain an education during Taliban rule, detailing the many perils she had to face. Watch her incredible presentation to get a first-hand look at what girls in Afghanistan had to face during Taliban rule, and what many still encounter today.

Right now, GreaterGood and the Hunger Site are partnering together to make a big difference in the lives of Afghan girls at the Mirwais Mena School. We are committed to ensuring these girls stay in school and remain safe from extremist attacks. There are two buses available for purchase, and with your help, we can buy them for Mirwais Mena School.

Learn more about the program and donate to the cause.

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