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Digital Empowerment Toolkit Now Available!

At World Pulse, we recognize the need for ongoing learning—for you and for your community! Our toolkits aim to provide the resources you need to advance your social change work.

We are excited to introduce our Digital Empowerment Trainers’ Toolkit, a dynamic resource to help you bring the benefits of connecting online to women in your community. Check it out today! »

Offer: Dare to educate Afghan girls

Shabana Basij-Rasikh was born and raised in Kabul, Afghanistan. Under the Taliban, she dressed as a boy to escort her older sister to a secret school - with dire consequences if they were caught. She attended a high school in America under the YES exchange program, and graduated from Middlebury College in Vermont. During college, she founded HELA, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering Afghan women through education.

She is managing director of SOLA (School of Leadership, Afghanistan), a nonprofit that helps exceptional young Afghan women access education worldwide and jobs back home.

Here is a link to a TED talk she recently gave. You can see subtitles in 28 different languages by clicking within the video box where it shows a link "28 languages [Off]". If you can't load the video because of a slow connection, click at the bottom right under the video to "Show Transcript" to get a written transcript.

http://www.ted.com/talks/shabana_basij_rasikh_dare_to_educate_afghan_gir...

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