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The Taliban In Afghanistan Is Still Preventing Girls From Getting Above A Sixth-Grade Education, So This Kabul Resident Is Running A Secret School

Posted on AllSides November 13th, 2022
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Courtesy Sodaba Nazhand

She was only able to put them off for so long until there she was, inside a police station in Kabul being interrogated by the Taliban. Sodaba Nazhand knew she had to be careful — not only was her personal safety at risk, but so was a clandestine operation she had started just months ago.

Nazhand’s operation involved something that wouldn’t typically be considered illegal: teaching. But she was secretly educating primary school–age girls and street children in defiance of the Taliban’s ban on educating girls beyond the sixth grade,...

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