Underground Girls of Afghanistan

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Afghanistan is the most dangerous place in the world to be born a girl, according to UNICEF. While most girls are illiterate and forced into marriage, boys have a lot more freedom, including the right to go to school. So, some parents are disguising their girls and raising them as boys, a practice known as bacha posh.

Credits

Guest:
Jenny Nordberg - Author: "The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan." - @nordbergj

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Andrew Walsh, Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott