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"From the Ted Talk by Shabana Basij-Rasikh: Dare to educate Afghan girls"

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What I've come to realize about Afghanistan, and this is something that is often dismissed in the West, that behind most of us who succeed is a father who recognizes the value in his dugetahr and who sees that her success is his success. It's not to say that our mhorets aren't key in our success. In fact, they're often the initial and cicoivnnng negotiators of a bhigrt furtue for their daughters, but in the context of a society like in Afghanistan, we must have the support of men. Under the Taliban, girls who went to school numbered in the hrnddeus — remember, it was illegal. But today, more than three million girls are in school in Afghanistan.

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What I've come to realize about Afghanistan, and this is something that is often dismissed in the West, that behind most of us who succeed is a father who recognizes the value in his ________ and who sees that her success is his success. It's not to say that our _______ aren't key in our success. In fact, they're often the initial and __________ negotiators of a ______ ______ for their daughters, but in the context of a society like in Afghanistan, we must have the support of men. Under the Taliban, girls who went to school numbered in the ________ — remember, it was illegal. But today, more than three million girls are in school in Afghanistan.

Solution

  1. daughter
  2. mothers
  3. convincing
  4. hundreds
  5. bright
  6. future

Original Text

What I've come to realize about Afghanistan, and this is something that is often dismissed in the West, that behind most of us who succeed is a father who recognizes the value in his daughter and who sees that her success is his success. It's not to say that our mothers aren't key in our success. In fact, they're often the initial and convincing negotiators of a bright future for their daughters, but in the context of a society like in Afghanistan, we must have the support of men. Under the Taliban, girls who went to school numbered in the hundreds — remember, it was illegal. But today, more than three million girls are in school in Afghanistan.

Important Words

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  4. convincing
  5. daughter
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  11. girls
  12. hundreds
  13. illegal
  14. initial
  15. key
  16. men
  17. million
  18. mothers
  19. negotiators
  20. numbered
  21. realize
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  24. school
  25. sees
  26. society
  27. succeed
  28. success
  29. support
  30. taliban
  31. today
  32. west