Taekwondo is giving these Iraqi girls a confidence kick
Location: Mosul, Iraq
Over 60 girls are taking part in an eight-week course
learning how to kick, punch and block opponents
The workshop is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development
(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) MARTIAL ARTS WORKSHOP PARTICIPANT, ATHRAA AMANOEL, SAYING:
"This workshop gave me self-confidence and helped me get over my fears and the thoughts I have been having since I returned to the city (of Mosul). It made me feel strong and capable of defending myself and my family if something happens, God forbid."