Harassment, attacks frighten Afghan girls away from school

01/29/2009 | Reuters

Some female students in Afghanistan are too frightened to return to school after bouts of violence that included acid attacks and sexual assault. Female education was outlawed before the Taliban was removed from power in 2001, and now about 2 million girls attend school. But fear of Taliban retaliation or abuse from school boys is keeping many girls out of the classroom.

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