Devastated and dispirited: Barred from continuing their education, girls in Afghanistan lose hope

As the academic year began in March, girls hoped to return to class with their brothers. But for the second year in a row, secondary schools remained closed for girls in Afghanistan.

Veronica Houser & Feridoon Aryan
On 12 March 2023, Arezo stands outside her home in Balkh Province, Afghanistan. She is unable to attend secondary school, along with over 1 million girls her age.
28 March 2023