Boston Globe Op-Ed Article

Barakat Program Director, Arti Pandey, wrote an op-ed article that was published in the Boston Globe on Saturday, January 23rd. The article laments the death of Kamil Khan, a director of education in Afghanistan who worked with Barakat to increase access to education for girls and women.

In the article Arti also presents Mr. Khan's daughter Azaada, whom he allowed to pose as a boy throughout her childhood so that she could enroll in school during the rule of the Taliban, as evidence of Mr. Khan's true commitment to girls' and women's education.

Barakat would like to bring attention to Mr. Khan's life and his dedication to this noble cause, for which he was killed.