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Women in Kabul protests for their rights to education and Work


Kabul: Following calls to reopening of girls’ schools above sixth grade and employment for women, a group of women staged a protest in Kabul on Monday, to express their concerns about the continued effective ban on female students over 6th grade and on female employment.

Protesters called on the Islamic Emirate to create work for women and to allow girls above grade six to learn.

These women added that depriving women of work and education has widened the scope of poverty in the country.

During the protest some educated women displaying their educational documents, and asked the interim government for jobs and education.

Abdul Latif Nazari, deputy Minister of Economy said that “Specialists and elites play an important role in the development, advancement and progress of the country, and, in this regard, our policy is to support businesswomen and experts”. It has been 14 months since most women lost their jobs in governmental organizations, and also girls above grade sixth have been banned from attending secondary and high schools.

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