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Afghan Education Activist Calls for More Female Teachers

When the Taliban banned girls' education in Afghanistan, six-year-old Shabana Basij-Rasikh started dressing as a boy and for five years risked her life to attend a secret school. Today, 14 years on, she runs Afghanistan's only boarding school for girls, aiming to foster a new generation of leaders across professions who can help create a strong country following decades of war. "It's especially important to educate young girls in Afghanistan because we have not tapped...

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