Sunday, August 23, 2009

A School Bus for Shamsia -

A School Bus for Shamsia - "And so unfolded one of the mysteries not only of Shamsia [a young Afghan woman who was sprayed with battery acid for attending school] but also of the Mirwais Mena School and perhaps all of Afghanistan. Women in Afghanistan are held to be lesser beings than men; they are accorded fewer rights and fewer opportunities. But build a school for girls, and the girls will come. They will face down death to come. And their illiterate parents will support them. Their illiterate parents will push them out the door."

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