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Afghanistan’s Newest Sesame Street Muppet Promotes Gender Equality and Respect for Women

Last year, Afghanistan’s version of Sesame Street unveiled a radical new character: Zari, the show’s first-ever female muppet, created in-part to inspire the young women in the deeply conservative country. (A small minority of girls in Afghanistan go to school at all, and the country’s literacy rate for women ranks ... More »
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