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How an Afghan dressmaker became a policy-maker

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When Kamila Sidiqi was a teenager during Taliban rule in Afghanistan, she was not permitted to work, attend school or leave her house without a male chaperone. Today, she holds the powerful position of deputy chief of staff to Afghan President Ashraf Ghan Continue reading

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“Our education is our power” – an Afghan girl on going to school

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No matter how many books or schools they destroy, the truth is that these people are afraid of educated girls and they want to feel a drop of the fear they feel everyday. Continue reading

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UN calls for worldwide gender equality by 2030

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The UN urged world leaders this week to ensure gender equality by 2030 as a new report showed limited progress in the area. Continue reading

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How outstanding women in STEM fields overcame obstacles – Lesson Plan

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This lesson explores the careers of 19 great female scientists, the challenges they overcame and whether those challenges are still present in students’ lives. Continue reading

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg on women in law

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg spoke about the barriers women have faced in the legal profession in a recent address at Georgetown Law. Continue reading

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