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The Light in Her Eyes: The Right to Learn

Clip: Season 25 Episode 5 | 4m 33s

Houda al-Habash and her daughter Enas explain that there is nothing in the actual faith of Islam that prevents women from getting an education, and it is the cultural norms of their community which typically limits the education of a women and stresses early marriage.

Aired: 07/19/12

Rating: NR

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