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Zari Joins Sesame Street In Afghanistan To Empower Young Women

A U.S. funded T.V. station in Afghanistan has added 6-year-old “Zari” to the cast of their version of Sesame Street according to Reuters.

Zari will be featured on “Baghch-e-Simsim” to promote health, exercise, well-being and to talk with health professionals in hopes to become one herself.

Zari’s presence is a big deal for Afghani women.

According to a CNN article published just last year, women’s activist in the area were deliberately targeted by the Taliban and tribal warlords in heinous attacks.

In 2011, Afghanistan was ranked “The most dangerous place in the world for women” by Reuters.

Reuters

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