Razia's Ray of Hope

Razia’s Ray of Hope News

News about the foundation, girls' education, and women's rights in Afghanistan

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Afghanistan strategy should also focus on improving quality of life

Washington Post: "Make women the focus, not the footnote, of aid programs. It's no accident Mortenson, Yacoobi and Duckworth all target their limited resources toward women and girls: In Afghanistan, as elsewhere, investing in women pays dividends many times over. Women are more likely to prioritize the education, nutrition and health of their families, creating a multiplier effect that lifts entire communities."

Note from Razia: Second Year of School Comes to Close

Razia Jan: The second year of the Zabuli Education Center has ended on a positive note. We did not experience any violence, rocket attacks, throwing of hand grenades, or kidnappings. It’s a very scary situation for little girls; there’s a lot to worry about on a daily basis. There is a sigh of relief after each day passes without incident.