Behind most [Afghan girls] who succeed is a father who recognizes … that her success is his success.

Shabana Basij-Rasikh

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“Dare to Educate Afghan Girls.” TEDxWomen 2012. Dec. 2012. Conference Presentation.

Source: "Dare to Educate Afghan Girls." TEDxWomen 2012. Dec. 2012. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: According to this quote from education advocate Shabana Basij-Rasikh, in order for a girl to succeed in Afghanistan, her success must be important to her father. In other words, in the context of this male-dominated culture, Afghan girls cannot succeed without the help of their fathers. This quote is from Basij-Rasikh's 2012 TED Talk about the importance of educating Afghan girls. Watch the full TED Talk here: Shabana Basij-Rasikh - Dare to Educate Afghan Girls