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Sakena Yacoobi on Educating Women and Girls in Afghanistan

  • Aired: 10/01/2012
  • 05:50
  • Rating: TV-PG
Sakena Yacoobi has made a difference in the lives of around 8.5 million people through the operation of learning facilities in Afghanistan over the course of twenty years. Sakena believes that, if properly equipped with the knowledge and confidence to act, the current generation of Afghani girls can fix the country's severe gender imbalances within just 5 to 10 years.
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