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"We have to do the best we can": Uncertainty and Hope for One Girls' School in Afghanistan

Oct 2021 People Magazine

Afghanistan's Girls

Sep 2021 What you need to know. Now.

“My heart is broken”: Former Marshfield woman who opened Afghan school for girls reflects on Taliban takeover

Aug 2021 Patriot Ledger

Local Afghans are reflecting on the stories coming out of their native country since it fell to the Taliban

Aug 2021 Boston Globe

My schools have educated thousands of Afghan girls. Here's why I remain hopeful.

Aug 2021 Boston Globe

Seventh Annual Commonwealth Heroines of Massachusetts

Jun 2020 The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women

Razia’s Ray of Hope Foundation names executive director

Feb 2020 Wicked Local – Wellesley

Razia Jan brings her ray of hope to State House

Feb 2020 News Break

Razia Jan’s school continues to grow

Oct 2019 Duxbury Clipper

Razia’s Ray of Hope receives Grant from Dining For Women

May 2019 Dining for Women

Hosseini and Jan Translate Their Afghan Identities Into Activism

Oct 2018 The Spectator

First Generation: 36 Trailblazing Immigrants and Refugees Who Make America Great

Sep 2018 Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Jan Speaks on Educating in the Face of Opposition at 5th Annual Dorothy Day Lecture

Apr 2018 Emmanuel College – News and Media

Rotarian Foundation Month Guest Speaker, Razia Jan

Nov 2017 Rotary Club of Cedar Rapids

Filmmaker Beth Murphy and Educational Activist Razia Jan to Lead Discussion at Facing History Community Conversation

Oct 2017 Facing History and Ourselves

Meet Razia Jan: A Matter of ACT 2017

Feb 2017 Movies That Matter

Inspiring Women of Action – Speaker: Razia Jan – A Celebration of International Women’s Day

2017 World Bank Live

Meet Razia, the Woman Who Started a School in One of the Worst Places to Be a Girl

Aug 2016 Global Citizen

Acid attacks, poison: What Afghan girls risk by going to school

Mar 2016 CNN

Razia Jan, CNN Hero, to Speak on February 7

Feb 2016 Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley

In a Place Where Teaching Girls Can Get You Poisoned, This Afghan Woman Got Men on Her Side

Jul 2015 Yes! Magazine

Afghan woman returns to give country's girls a lesson in education

Apr 2015 The GroundTruth Project

Dr. Deb Walters and Razia Jan speak at District 7950 Conference

2015 Rotary Club of Cohasset

Summit targets global threats to women

Nov 2014 Winston-Salem Chronicle

A Free School for Girls Rises Above War and Prejudice

Oct 2014 TakePart

Q&A: Razia Jan, founded Afghan school for girls

Apr 2014 Boston Herald

Razia Jan fights to educate girls in rural Afghanistan

Mar 2014 The Christian Science Monitor

Razia Jan

Jan 2014 The MY HERO Project Inc.

Razia Jan interview – International Women’s Festivals

2014 Empower WOMEN


Jul 2013 Lars Skree Documentary, 2013

Afghanistan Beyond the Headlines: Women, Youth, and War

Jun 2013 Wilson Center

CNN HERO: Razia Jan

Jan 2013 CNN

Razia Jan

2013 The MY HERO Project Inc.

Afghan girls' school founder visits Heidelberg

Nov 2012 US Army

5 Things, Oct. 9: CNN Hero Razia Jan to Speak in Sharon

Oct 2012 Patch

Introduction Video – CNN Heroes: Razia Jan

Sep 2012 CNN

‘A ray of hope’ where girls didn’t count – Q&A with Razia Jan

Sep 2012 CNN


Aug 2012 CNN Heroes

Razia Jan, Afghan native and formerly of Duxbury, MA Named CNN Hero

Aug 2012 Patch

Afghan women’s activist Razia Jan points the way for girls

Mar 2012 The National News

“A Ray of Hope” Zabuli Girls School

2012 FindGLocal

Top 10 CNN Hero: Razia Jan – Championing Children

2012 CNN

Bringing light to Afghan girls

Oct 2011 Boston Globe