Literacy and Learning
Medica Afghanistan provides literacy classes for women and girls, many of whom also take part in psychosocial counseling groups. Medica Afghanistan’s classes teach reading and writing and also contribute to women’s empowerment by raising awareness of women’s rights and basic health care. Literacy education improves the quality of life for women and their families in some of Afghanistan’s most vulnerable, marginalized female-headed households. It enables women to practice better communication skills, reduce family conflicts, and exercise their right to take part in decision-making in a constructive manner.