An Education for Marwa
When the Taliban denied women and girls the opportunity to pursue their education, first in secondary school and later in university, Afghan women descended into the streets to protest their exclusion from school and from the right to learn and thrive.
For Afghanistan’s youngest daughters, education remains a right for some, but not all girls. When seven-year-old Marwa stopped going to school, her teacher noticed her absence, and together with War Child staff, met with her father to discuss children’s right to education.
Marwa’s father had decided that girls’ education was not necessary – but with support from the girl’s teacher and War Child staff, he has agreed to let her continue her lessons.
“I really love to be in the class and continue my schooling,” said Marwa.
In the hopes that she will one day be allowed to pursue her secondary and university studies, War Child is supporting girls like Marwa with every opportunity to shine.