Photo of the Day

Sudanese women in blue dresses and white headscarves in a classroom
December 13, 2020

Love of Learning

When Sudan achieved independence in 1956, 96 percent of women were illiterate. This picture from the March 1982 issue shows a classroom full of women eager to learn. And the efforts for equality continue—in 2019, the Sudanese government repealed a restrictive law that governed how women were to look and act in public.
Photograph by Robert Caputo, Nat Geo Image Collection

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