New York Times and Time Magazine Cite Afghan Survey in Spotlight of Afghan Female Tattoo Artist

December 17, 2019 — The New York Times and Time Magazine highlight the 2019 Survey of the Afghan People in a profile of a female tattoo artist in Kabul. The piece was originally featured by the Associated Press and was picked up by over 260 international news outlets.

Women like Shaheedi have carved out a space for themselves in a society where custom heavily restricts women’s roles and education. Close to 40% of Afghanistan’s eligible girls are not allowed by their families to go to school, and almost 20% are forced by their families to leave school after grade six, according to a survey by the Asia Foundation released this year.

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