The country of Afghanistan has had a turbulent political, economic, and social climate throughout the recent past. Instability throughout the country has had dramatic impacts on all aspects of its citizens’ lives. One especially prevalent factor that has been affected is the education of women. Receiving an education is an example of an occupation, which is any task or experience an individual finds meaningful. The inhibition of an individual’s ability to participate in valued occupations is called occupational injustice. Through an in-depth literature review, an online review of charitable organizations that promote education for women and girls in Afghanistan, and an interview with an individual who leads one of these organizations, this paper analyzes the political, economic, and social obstacles limiting a woman’s ability to receive an education in Afghanistan using occupational justice theory.

Semester/Year of Award

Spring 5-5-2017


Renee Causey-Upton

Mentor Professional Affiliation

Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

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Open Access Thesis

Document Type

Bachelor Thesis

Degree Name

Honors Scholars

Degree Level



Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

Department Name when Degree Awarded

Occupational Therapy

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