Creating education opportunities for women and girls in Afghanistan

January 31, 2011

Produced by Worldview

(Courtesy of Oruj Learning Center)
The Oruj Learning Center advocates for the education of Afghani girls.

Sadiqa Basiri Saleem is co-founder of the Oruj Learning Center in Afghanistan. She was raised in refugee camps in Pakistan after fleeing Taliban rule.  Today she advocates for educating Afghan women and girls and raising awareness about their rights to education, healthcare, and civic participation. Sadiqa was in Chicago recently as the 2010 Patricia Blunt Koldyke Fellow for the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.