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When education is not a given: 10 inspiring talksWhen education is not a given: 10 inspiring talks

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

From age 6 through age 11, Shabana Basij-Rasikh risked her life to go to school. The Taliban had banned girls in Afghanistan from studying at universities and other educational institutions and, thus, Basij-Rasikh dressed as a boy, posing as an escort for her older sister. Together, the two would place their books in grocery bags […]