This April, students at WEP’s Madurai Centre attended a ‘Rights and Responsibilities’ workshop, and went on a tour of the District Court to observe legal processes and court activities. If they continue their education, the girls might one day work to become lawyers, or even judges.
In New York, the 2016 Red Bangle award was awarded to Shabana Basij-Rasikh.
Shabana dressed as a boy when she was young, and risked her life to get her education. She is now helping other young girls go to school by having created the School of Leadership, Afghanistan, or SOLA. The award was passed onto her by last year’s winner Kayce Jennings Freed, producer of the documentary Girl Rising. The two then joined WEP’s founder Zoë Timms in a panel where they spoke about some of the successes and obstacles of founding women’s organisations.
As always we thank you for your continued support helping our students succeed in college and careers, and look forward to what next month brings!