• “I Won’t Be a Doctor, and One Day You’ll Be Sick” Girls’ Access to Education in Afghanistan, October 2017

“I Won’t Be a Doctor, and One Day You’ll Be Sick” Girls’ Access to Education in Afghanistan, October 2017

Subject: Education

Sixteen years after the uS-led military intervention that ousted the Taliban government, an estimated two-thirds of afghan girls do not go to school. As security in the country has worsened, the progress that had been made toward the goal of getting all girls into school may be heading in reverse—a decline in girls’ education in Afghanistan.

Forty-one percent of all schools in Afghanistan do not have buildings. many children live too far from the nearest school to be able to attend, which particularly affects girls. Girls are often kept at home due to harmful gender norms that do not value or permit their education

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