Afghan women learn to read and write using mobile phones on Nov. 3 in Kabul through a program called Ustad Mobile (Mobile Teacher)
developed by Paiwastoon, an Afghan IT company. While around a third of
primary school children in Afghanistan are girls, female literacy rates
are some of the world’s
lowest at 12 percent, compared with 39 percent for men. Activists also
fear that an ascendant Taliban will reverse advances in women's rights
after the withdrawal of NATO troops in 2014.