A New York Times article describes the courage of Afghan girls who continue to attend school despite persistent threats to their safety.
In November, fifteen students at the Mirwais School for Girls were attacked with acid by opponents of women's education. This act all but emptied the school, but not for long. Both the girls and their parents see education as a way to improve their society as well as their own lives, and they are loath to back away from the hope of a brighter future. The forty classrooms that were briefly left empty are now overflowing with eager students, among them victims of the acid attacks.