While the military fought the Taliban
in Afghanistan with some of the most
sophisticated weapons on earth,
hundreds of young girls did it with
number 2 pencils.
That’s because they attended CAREassisted
schools that taught girls
alongside boys even while the Taliban
were still in power, defying their ban
on education for girls.
AT CARE, we’ve found that the poorest
parts of the globe are consistently
places where women are still marginalized,
and denied a significant role.
In fact, when allowed an education and
opportunity, the power women have
to improve life in these societies is
incredible. That’s why CARE today is
focusing on empowering women around
In addition to educating young girls,
we’re offering “fast track” learning for
older girls to help them catch up. We’re
providing micro-loans to help women
start businesses. We’re even helping
women run for office to become agents
We’re trying to create a world where,
finally, every person has the opportunity
to realize their potential. Because,
in the end, that’s the key to truly
ending injustice and poverty.
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