World Peace Wednesdays: Meet Sakena

Meet Tanenbaum Peacemaker in Action Sakena Yacoobi.

For more than twenty years, Sakena has risked her life to teach women and children in Afghanistan. In the face of a brutally oppressive Taliban regime, she secretly used education to reclaim Islam—believing that if people had access to the verses themselves, they would see its underlying messages of peace, justice, and equality. Her story is that of a woman of faith seeking to transform her country.

Click here to learn more about Sakena's journey as a peacemaker.

This video was made possible by grants from Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Henry Luce Foundation. The statements made and views expressed are solely the responsibility of Tanenbaum. Tanenbaum's Peacemakers in Action program is also supported by the Leir Charitable Foundations.