My parents could have stayed in Afghanistan instead of leaving it.They left the country because after the demise of the Russian's, it became almost impossible for girls to attend schools. My parents have 3 daughters, they have made a huge sacrifice of leaving their home land and their dear family just to get their girls educated and I am very thankful for that. Thanks to my perents and their support I quicly learned all the languages needed in our new home land and obtained a master's degree in law. Today I work for a small NGO that is advocating women's rights and is against forced marriages and marital captivity. I can say that my dream has come true. I am what I always wanted to become: an activist of women's rights.
It all would not have been made possible without my parents. Many girls in Afghanistan with lot's of potential are kept at home by their parents or discouraged by their parents to attend school. I believe that we need to make the older generation aware of the need of education. A poor country such as Afghanistan simply cannot afford to have their women paralysed by keeping them away of education!
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