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For Afghan girls going to school is a brave act

1 Comment 09 January 2013

By Fatema Rachid
Unis Middle School

In Afghanistan, Taliban militants bomb and throw acid on girls who go to school, according to news reports. Girls are required by law to go to school. However, militants are not allowing them to go. Therefore, many parents are keeping their daughters at home.

Unis students have strong opinions about what’s happening to Afghan girls.
“If I was in Afghanistan, I would continue to do what I think is right and sacrifice for my education,” said Unis eighth grader Nour Nuseibeh. “My education is very important to me because my reputation depends on it.” “Education has a huge influence on her life because it affects what I will be doing for the rest of my life.”

An 18-year old girl in Afghanistan is fighting back, but her brother is not letting her, according to the September report on National Public Radio. The brother vows to disown her if she gets an education. Many girls are hiding from family members because they are not allowing them to get an education and be successful, NPR’s Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson reports.

“No education, no future,” said Unis eighth grader Fadwat Bazzi. “Education is very important in my life. I would stand up for the right of girl’s education. My family would be disappointed because they would want me to get an education, but cannot sacrifice my life.”
In Afghanistan, NPR set says there is a women’s shelter where girls continue to get their education in safety. About 200 schools for girls gave been destroyed. Some parents are more interested in allowing girls to marry instead of an education.
Girls are being threatened by militants and do not dare to step outside, NPR set said.

According to NPR set, Many girls do not want to get married before finishing their studies. Some girls try to escape from Afghanistan and go on abroad, but they have found no one who can help them.
Some families want their daughters to get and educations, but cannot take the risk of losing their children. Parents are trying to help their daughters escape, but sometimes it is the siblings who get in the way.

“If I was getting threatened, I would feel like I do not belong in Afghanistan,” said Unis seventh grader Khalil Makki. He added that he would not live without his education. “The people of Afghanistan should peacefully protest for the right of girl’s education.”
Overall, Unis students feel that the Afghan girls who are going to school are really brave and believe that they can be successful like others. At Unis, many think it’s not fair that girls do not get to get an education and be successful.

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  1. Fatima Jomaa says:

    Great Story Fatema i loved it keep up the amazing work!!


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