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SUCCESS STORY 135: "The Punishing Cost of Women's Education in Closed Societies" is an article by Worood, whose real name is withheld for her safety.  When Worood received a letter congratulating her for being accepted to the University of Baghdad, she was confronted by physically abusive behavior from her father and brother. The men in her family were planning on having her marry her cousin rather than receive an education. She was denied the opportunity to attend the school and suffered such intense beatings from her brother she was hospitalized--diagnosed with permanent nerve damage. She tells her story to bring attention to the punishing cost women who share her culture often have to pay for an education. Her story appears on via a media coverage offer through