2008 Photo Contest, Portraits, Stories, 1st prize
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Vanessa Winship

Agence Vu

01 January, 2007

Girls in rural Eastern Turkey have for some time been denied schooling, through a combination of factors. Traditional values place restrictions on women's education and local unrest has complicated matters further. Long-term, low-level conflict between the state and Kurdish separatists has disrupted life in the area. But a government 'Let's go to School' campaign has been successful, with record numbers of girls attending classes.

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Vanessa Winship

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