Sally Mauk talks with Iqra Fund co-founder Genevieve Chabot about educating Pakistani girls…

The challenge young girls and women face in Pakistan was dramatically illustrated recently, when a 14-year-old Pakistani girl was shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating for the education of girls in her country. She survived, but the struggle for girls’ education continues.
Bozeman resident Genevieve Chabot and her husband Doug have started a nonprofit fund that helps Pakistani families be able to afford to send their girls to school. Chabot was in Missoula recently to give a talk about their work. The talk was sponsored by the Montana World Affairs Council and the Global Leadership Initiative at the University of Montana.
In this feature interview, Chabot tells News Director Sally Mauk her interest in the issue began when her mountaineer husband Doug first introduced her to the remote northern region of Pakistan…

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