V-Day Annual Report 2016 - ONE BILLION RISING: RISE FOR REVOLUTION 1 - Page 49

PROMOTING WOMEN CAPABILITIES BY EDUCATION LEADERSHIP CENTER (AFGHANISTAN) Classes in computer literacy, science, English and literacy continue to serve local women at the center, which is free of charge. Due to increasingly high demand, the center serves 300 women in three groups aged 15 - 30. Most of the women who are currently enrolled come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and many have experienced violence, forced marriage, and depression. Additionally, a series of seminars on issues such as domestic violence, legal rights, rape within marriage, birth control and pregnancy have proven to be incredibly powerful experiences for women participants. Many students have been admitted to good faculties of their choice in area such as medicine, journalism, literature, economics, IT, etc. PWCE Leadership Center was named one of the best center for girls in Kabul by the Ministry of Education in 2015. “Education is not a temporary remedy for the sufferings of our girls. This is a life changing, lifelong th ing.”  —AFGHAN WOMEN’S RIGHTS ACTIVIST