Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Shabana Basij-Rasikh speaking on International Day of the Girl

Shabana Basij--Rasikh was six years old when the Taliban took power in her native Afghanistan and banned women and girls from school. Still, she managed to get an education and then go on to study at Middlebury College, where she graduated at the top of her class. Shabana is now Managing Director of SOLA (School of Leadership, Afghanistan), a nonprofit that helps exceptional young Afghan women access education worldwide and jobs back home. Shabana shared her incredible story at the 10x10 campaign kick-off event in New York City on the eve of the International Day of the Girl.

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