Video Update: Religious Leaders Promote Women in Sport and Education


Young girls take to the slopes

Masooma and her friends in Bamyan started skiing in 2012. But village gossip made it hard for them to continue.

Then local mullah, Abdul Rahman Redwani, started preaching on women’s rights, changing people’s minds and getting the girls back on the slopes.

Watch the video to see how this UNDP programme is helping young women make the most of their lives.


Young women get back into the classroom

UNDP has trained religious leaders to preach on women’s rights in Friday sermons across the country.

The idea is to change social attitudes by enlisting the voices of influential community figures.

In Bamyan, women and girls are now being allowed to attend class, like Rahela, who tells her story in this video.

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