Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the UN’s global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crisis expressed concern over the closure of schools for teenage girls in Afghanistan and asked the Taliban to live up to their commitments regarding education.
The ECW in a press release asked the de facto authorities in Afghanistan to ensure the right to education for children and adolescents across Afghanistan so that they support a peaceful and prosperous future for all Afghans.
The press release added that boys’ and girls’ return to schools is key for the development of Afghanistan.
“While boys have been able to access primary and secondary school since the Taliban takeover in August 2021, girls’ access to education has been limited to primary school in most of Afghanistan’s provinces. With today’s announcement, an entire generation of Afghan children and adolescents could be left behind.” Reads the statement.
As per the statement of ECW, this was a crucial moment for the de facto authorities to make good on their commitments and that this was the time to fulfill the right to education for all girls and boys in Afghanistan.
Schools across Afghanistan reopened on March 23rd but girls upper than grade 6th were not allowed to attend classes and were asked to wait until further notice.