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Afghanistan ranked as worst country for women’s progress: Report

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Fidel Rahmati
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Fidai Rahmati is the editor and content writer for Khaama Press. You may follow him at Twitter @FidelRahmati

According to research conducted by the George Washington Institute and the Oslo Peace Research Institute, Afghanistan has been ranked at the very bottom among 177 countries in terms of women’s progress.

The director of the Oslo Peace Institute says that this report on the situation of Afghan women is “a warning bell for world leaders.”

The George Washington Institute has assessed the status of women in 177 countries on three key dimensions: participation, justice, and security for women. Data for this research has been collected from sources such as the United Nations, the World Bank, the Gallup Polling Institute, and several other sources.

This research also examines other aspects such as women’s education, maternal mortality, women’s employment, systematic violence, sexual violence, and more in these 177 countries.

The institute states that countries categorized as “fragile states” have had the worst performance. In this category, Afghanistan, categorized as a “fragile state,” has the worst performance concerning women.

The situation for women and girls worsened rapidly in Afghanistan after the Taliban’s takeover in 2021.

 “In Afghanistan, women have gone to school for less than 3 years on average; less than five per cent of women have access to their bank account; and more than 90% live near armed conflict. Afghanistan’s maternal mortality rates are among the 10 worst in the world,” the report said.

The Taliban, with restrictions on women’s employment, education, political participation, economic activities, and social life, has turned Afghanistan into the worst place for women.

Torunn L. Tryggestad, the Oslo Peace Research Center director, said in a press statement, “Afghan women begin each day without jobs, education, and freedom.”

She emphasized that this report should “warn world leaders because, in this country, women are imprisoned.”

In addition to Afghanistan, Yemen, Central Africa, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, Syria, Somalia, and Iraq are recognized as the worst countries for women.

However, countries like Denmark, Switzerland, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Luxembourg, Norway, Austria, the Netherlands, and New Zealand are among the top 10 countries for women.

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