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Education against all odds: Women find job skills in Afghanistan

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Published on Apr 9, 2012

Women in Afghanistan have faced some of the worst hardship and repression in the world. But now, less than a year after opening our INVEST vocational training center, more than 900 women have enrolled to learn English, computer skills, tailoring, embroidery and calligraphy.

Meet Shamsiya, one of the brave students who face threats and uncertainty to work toward a better future for women in Afghanistan.

Photos and audio by Toni Greaves for Mercy Corps.

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