WCLRF team launched its research report on Girls access to education (Opportunities and challenges) venue Government Media center of Afghanistan in Tuesday/24th of December with the presence of Honorable Dr. Abdullah Abdullah (chief executive of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan) Dr. Mirwais Balkhi ( Minister of MOE) Miss Nabila Mosleh ( Deputy of Mowa ) Miss Palwasha Hassan ( Director of AWEC) and Miss. Zarqa Yaftali ( Director of WCLRF) Government authorities, representatives of civil society and International organizations and Media/press.
The purpose of the publication of the research report was to analyze the current situation, opportunities, challenges, and key factors behind girls leaving education in Kabul, Kandahar, Balkh, Nangarhar, Badakhshan and Parwan provinces, to help the government, especially for the Ministry of Education to provide programs for girl’s education on behalf of this report.
In this conference Honorable Dr. Abdullah Abdullah (chief executive of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan) said: Growth and development is impossible without the participation of women, Girls access to education and women active participation in different levels of society is the first priority of government. We urge the religious leaders of civil society organizations and various social groups to collaborate on girls’ access to education. “Dr. Abdullah pointed to the process of peace and women’s rights’’ While peace is a critical need for our country, our people will not allow women’s natural and human rights to be sacrificed in peace negotiations,,
Education is the natural right of women and no one can take it away from them. ”
Dr. Mirwais Balkhi (Minister of MOE) said: 65% students who are out of school is girls in all of its education policies, the ministry has put girls’ education at the forefront of its agenda. ”
The girls ‘education policy sets out ways to ensure girls’ social security in partnership with existing institutions MoE has taken action for lack of female teacher and he said that this year 7500 female teacher has been recruited and will recruit female teachers in future up to 50%.
Miss Nabila Mosleh (Deputy of MOWA) said: first of all she thanked this organization for conducting such an effective research and the ministry will use the findings of this report to conduct awareness raising programs for women.
Miss Palwasha Hassan: she talked about girl’s education importance and the importance of educating women and concerns highlighted the impact of peace talks and the non-negotiation of women’s rights in peace talks.
Miss Zarqa Yaftali( Director of WCLRF) : she requested government authorities to implement the national action plan, ban child marriage , create education council, pay teachers salary on timely basis, provide clean drinking water and separate toilets in schools. This report is done with the help of Malala Fund which was started from July 2018 and finished in the August 2019. The study covered all aspects of girls’ education to make the research fully accessible to governments, institutions and citizens.