- Two years later: Afghan girls' call for their right to education sounds louder than ever
the new campaign
NEW YORK, Aug. 15, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Two years after the de facto authorities took power in Afghanistan and banned girls' access to secondary education, Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the global fund for Nations Organization for Education in Emergencies and Protracted Crises, launches the campaign
Developed with ECW World Champion Somaya Faruqi, a former captain of the Afghan Girls' Robotics Team, the month-long campaign features testimonials from Afghan girls whose lives have been abruptly upended by the ban, conveyed with striking illustrations by an Afghan artist. anonymous.
"The courage of the girls in Afghanistan gives me the strength to use my own voice to amplify their voices to the world. It is more urgent than ever to act now, and I hope that next year we celebrate their freedom instead of marking their oppression," Faruqi said. .
According to a recent report by UN experts, the situation of women and girls in Afghanistan is "the worst in the world" and the systematic restrictions on their human rights and the severe discrimination they experience under the de facto regime of the Taliban authorities could amount to "gender apartheid" and "gender persecution".
"The international community must heed this call by Afghan girls and mobilize with renewed willpower to condemn the violation of their rights. Applicable international legal frameworks must be used to pursue legal action. The international community must also immediately expand support to courses online and on the radio, as well as increasing funding resources for ECW and its partners to increase educational opportunities for Afghan girls inside and outside the country," said the United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education and ECW Senior Steering Group Chairman, Rt. Hon. Gordon Brown.
"ECW is strongly committed to elevating and empowering the voices of Afghan girls. We will continue to strongly advocate for the full resumption of their right to education and work with our partners to provide crucial learning opportunities for Afghan children through educational programs. based in the community that we support," ECW Executive Director Yasmine Sherif said.
Access to the campaign's social media kit
For more information: www.educationcannotwait.org
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