The Ascent is a women-led nonprofit organization established in 2002 to provide girls and women with equal access to all levels of education throughout Afghanistan. Ascent believes that educating women and girls is key to empowering them to fully participate in and equally contribute to Afghan society. The Ascent also realizes that no society is just if it promotes gender-based discrimination of any kind. Thus, Ascent values the education of boys and understands that today's well-educated youth will have a greater understanding of each other and are the bright leaders of tomorrow.
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