Latest from Shabana Basij-Rasikh

Afghanistan needs aid, but that won’t fix our broken nation. Uplifting girls will.

Millions of girls are out of school in Afghanistan. At least 130 million girls are out of school worldwide. This cannot continue.
  • Oct 20, 2021

I am an educator of Afghan girls. My life’s work is the Taliban’s greatest need.

The Taliban must show us that it is possible to continue to educate women and girls in their new Afghanistan.
  • Sep 28, 2021

My father refused to be a refugee. I turned him into one. I’m remembering his garden.

We are the departed, our home blanketed in night, and in my father’s garden flowers are opening, untended and unseen.
  • Sep 16, 2021

I founded a boarding school for girls in Afghanistan. Don’t look away from us.

The world should help to keep our students’ dreams alive.
  • Sep 1, 2021