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Education Still Eludes Many Pakistani Girls

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Peering into their social studies books, Pakistani girls face images of traditional gender roles.Girls are depicted as cooks in textbooks, while boys are teachers or engineers, observed Madiha Afzal, a non-resident fellow at the Brookings Institution in global economy and development.Education, which can be a driver for gender equality in a male-dominated society, supports traditional gender roles that diminish girls instead. At least in many textbooks, Afzal said.“Girls...

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