The speaker in the video (view through the link) is the sister of a very good friend of mine, who graduated from Middlebury College last year. During the years of the Taliban, she and her sisters dressed as boys and attended a secret school, risking their lives for an education. She talks about her parents, especially her father, and the value he holds in his daughters and their future.
Shabana Basij-Rasikh has since become one of the leading figures in the fight for women's education in Afghanistan, having founded HELA, a nonprofit that dedicates itself to education in Afghanistan, especially for women, during her time at Middlebury. She recently co-founded SOLA, the only boarding school for girls in Afghanistan, and is serving as Acting Head of School and has a chair on the Board of Directors.
Her story is incredible and I hope you too will spread this video to your friends and colleagues. Thank you for watching.