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Women's Group Teaches Life Skills to Help Afghans in US

Every day in a modest home in Queens, New York, more than 100 women of Afghan descent are crammed into makeshift classrooms. They are learning the basics of life in America, such as getting a driver's license or reading and writing English, but they also can gain help with something as complex and critical as dealing with an abusive spouse. The program is run by Women for Afghan Women (WAW), a women's advocacy group. The participants are a mixture of single, married and divorced...

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