“Denying education to girls is a violation of universal human rights,” stated Yasmine Sherif, Executive Director of Education Cannot Wait (ECW).
“The de facto authorities can do the right thing for the long-suffering people of Afghanistan by ensuring that every girl in Afghanistan can access quality education and contribute to rebuilding their war-torn country,” she added.
2.5 million ladies affected
Ms. Sherif reported that 80 per cent of school-age Afghan ladies are at the moment not within the classroom.
“That’s 2.5 million ladies denied their right to the protection, safety, alternative of education – their inherent human right,” she stated.
Education Cannot Wait (ECW) has expressed solidarity with all ladies in Afghanistan who’re courageously talking up for the right to education.
The fund not too long ago launched a marketing campaign, #AfghanGirlsVoices which is able to spotlight the problem all year long.
“Together, we must ensure that, through education, every girl in Afghanistan can emerge from the shadows so they can contribute to a brighter future which every Afghan so deserves,” stated Ms. Sherif.
Learning underneath stress
ECW runs a multi-year resilience programme in Afghanistan that goals to help greater than 250,000 kids and younger individuals throughout among the most distant and underserved areas of the nation.
It has appealed for pressing further funding to fill a $30 million shortfall to totally implement the programme, and the $670 million required to totally finance a brand new strategic plan to attain 20 million crisis-affected kids worldwide over the following three years.