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girls education

Girls actually in the classroom. Getting Afghan children, especially girls, to school, has been considered a major success story for post-Taleban Afghanistan, but how many children appearing in the statistics are ‘ghosts'? (Photo: Christine-Felice Roehrs)

A Success Story Marred by Ghost Numbers: Afghanistan’s inconsistent education statistics

Ali Yawar Adili

For years, the Afghan government and donors have cited the growing number of children going to school in Afghanistan as an important post-Taleban success, despite closer scrutiny showing that numbers may have been inflated. The issue came to a head when the newly appointed education minister in the National Unity Government, Asadullah Hanif Balkhi, said […]

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دختران سیاه‌پوش با افکار تندروانه در شمال افغانستان [Blackclad Girls with Radical Views in Northern Afghanistan]


BBC Persian, 28 February 2014 An interesting reportage about a growing network of radical girls' madrassas centred in Kunduz, established by two mullas four years ago and called Ashraf ul-Madares. It already has branches in Takhar and Baghlan, and plans to expand to nine more provinces. According to civil society activists, the girls enroled in […]

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