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Developing Afghanistan's Future Female Leaders

Half the Sky Movement

Growing up as a girl in Afghanistan under Taliban rule, Shabana Basij-Rasikh had to attend school covertly -- taking a different route and time each day. After the defeat of the Taliban, Shabana was able to attend school openly, and ended up graduating from college in the United States. Now 24, she has already founded a leadership school for women in Kabul, and hopes the students become her country's next generation of leaders.

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