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July 27, 2005 – In Search of the Human Spirit

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Massouda: Presidential Candidate of Afghanistan

Massouda: Presidential Candidate of Afghanistan

In a place where good stories seem difficult to find, we find this bright light. In 2004, a woman named Massouda Jalal ran for President of Afghanistan. Though she had little chance of winning, her candidancy brings hope to other women still living under Taliban like conditions in post-Taliban Afghanistan. Born in Gul Bahar on 5 Jan 1962, Massouda was one of seven children. She completed her high school education and then went on to Kabul University, earning degrees in…

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