Posts By Zarlasht Waziry
March 1, 2011
Years of fighting, followed by five years of Taliban rule when girls were banned from attending school, left Afghanistan with one of the lowest female literacy rates in the world. Only 12-15 percent of Afghan women can read and write. Since the Taliban were expelled from the country in 2001, the Afghan government, with assistance from the international community, has made a huge effort to enroll all children in school.