Women and Higher Education Make Steady Progress in Afghanistan

August 17, 2010 • Education, Daily Email Recap

Thanks to Moya Muller for this article from the Chronicle of Higher Education.

As spring sunshine pours over the campus of Kabul University, three young women sit under an oak tree preparing for their Farsi exam.

Agha Crul Hosaimi, Rana Mohammadi, and Jahantab Jafaree talk cheerfully. All three are from remote provinces of Afghanistan, where women rarely imagine themselves in professional careers.

“I was one of the very few girls in my town allowed to seek higher education,” says Ms. Hosaimi, who, like the others, covers her head with a light scarf. “I was lucky that my parents allowed me to study.”

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