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UKC Articles - on 06 Dec 2018
Hanifa holds Afghanistan's flag high.This August, 24 year-old Hanifa Yousoufi from became the first Afghan woman to summit Noshaq (7492m), the highest mountain in Afghanistan. Growing up in war-torn Kabul, Hanifa supported her family through cleaning jobs and - like many girls in Afghanistan - didn't have the opportunity to attend school or play sport. Through her climb, Hanifa hopes to inspire other women to be active agents in their freedom in a country where women's rights are slowly improving.

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