Help Sultana draw attention to the issues created for women like her by spreading the word.
Share her story.
The more people hear about Sultana's story, the more likely it is to make a difference-- both for her and for other girls in similar situations. Together, we can brainstorm effective ways to make education more accessible to girls around the world.
IF Sultana is again denied a fair interview, on June 14th, 2016 at 9am CST, we will launch the #letSultanalearn social media campaign to bring attention to Sultana's journey of overcoming challenges and the visa issues she has yet to fight. The hashtag plays off of Michelle Obama's #letgirlslearn (@FLOTUS), a call to global access to education for women.
Do your homework.
Women's education rights in Afghanistan is a very complex issue, but never fear! Sultana has created a handy reading list for those interested in reading more about the issues surrounding her education and related issues:
- No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes (Anand Gopal)
- Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide (Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn)
- A Thousand Splendid Suns (Khaled Hosseini)
Donate to her education.
Sultana currently has enough funding for one year of school in the U.S., but she still needs help for the rest of her education. Funds will be used to support her tuition and living expenses. Any funds raised above what she needs will be donated to support other girls like her.