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Teacher Who Educated Afghan Refugee Girls Wins UN Prize

A teacher who has dedicated her life to educating Afghan refugee girls, challenging cultural sexism by setting up classes in a makeshift tent, has won a special prize awarded by the U.N.'s refugee agency (UNHCR). Aqeela Asifi, 49, left Kabul with her family in 1992, and ended up living in the remote refugee settlement of Kot Chandna in the Punjab region of Pakistan, where most girls were excluded from the classroom. Despite few resources, she won over the community and persuaded...

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