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Afghanistan is going to open its first women’s university ever in Kabul.
Afghanistan is a country with a female literacy rate of around 20%, where millions of girls are prevented from even attending primary school, where 50% of existing schools lack a building and resources and where the Taliban relentlessly attacks girls who try to get an education. Women can currently attend the American University of Afghanistan and a handful of other universities, but total enrollment is still low.
In Afghanistan, any progress is promising. When this progress is led by the first lady, Rula Ghani, it’s even more promising.
Rula has been a prominent advocate of women’s education for years and this university has become a personal passion.