TITLE

A War on Schoolgirls

AUTHOR(S)
Moreau, Ron; Yousafzai, Sami
PUB. DATE
June 2006
SOURCE
Newsweek (Atlantic Edition);6/26/2006 (Atlantic Edition), Vol. 147 Issue 26, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the Taliban's attempts to refuse education for Afghan women and girls. Taliban fighters have attempted to burn down girls' schools and threatened teachers with beheadings. Schoolgirls are undeterred, however, and are determined to become educated now that the Afghan government reversed the Taliban's 1996 ruling which banned female education. 79% of females in Afghanistan never learned to read or write.
ACCESSION #
21491190

 

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