UN envoy Markus Potzel calls for Afghan girls’ senior secondary education

Kabul [Afghanistan], July 17 (ANI): UN deputy particular envoy for Afghanistan Markus Potzel emphasised the require for Afghan girls’ senior secondary education and learning and claimed that the same legal rights to education and learning should really be provided to everyone.

The remarks arrived all through Potzel’s stop by to Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province, TOLO Information reported.

“Women must go to university and even previously mentioned grade 6 and really should enjoy the exact same academic opportunities as boys,” Potzel reported.

Potzel also stated the Afghanistan Humanitarian Fund of USD 100 million to relieve economic problems, nearby media documented.

The UN envoy included that there have been issues in the wellness and education and learning and industrial sectors.

“I am conscious that lots of of these challenges have existed before the just take more than of the Taliban,” he explained.

Afghan officials reported that they hope the challenges that were mentioned with the United Nations Support Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) formal are addressed.

“The envoy of the UN visited listed here and pledged to support us in addressing the difficulties specifically in unfreezing the Afghan belongings,” Nangarhar’s info and tradition directorate head Qari Noor Mohammad Hanif mentioned.

The Taliban took about Afghanistan in August 2021 and imposed policies seriously restricting simple rights–particularly people of women and women. They dismissed all women of all ages from management posts in the civil provider and prohibited ladies in most provinces from attending secondary college. In accordance to HRW, Taliban decrees prohibit females from travelling unless accompanied by a male relative and demand women’s faces to be lined in community–which include girls Television newscasters.

The Taliban have carried out broad censorship, limiting crucial reporting, and have detained and overwhelmed journalists. Taliban forces have carried out revenge killings and enforced disappearances of previous govt officials and safety drive personnel.

On September 18, 2021, a thirty day period immediately after using about the place, the Taliban purchased the reopening of boys’ secondary universities but produced no mention of girls’ secondary educational institutions. This was interpreted as a ban on girls’ secondary education and learning. In a number of provinces, less than community tension, Taliban officers authorized girls’ secondary educational institutions to reopen, but the huge majority of these educational facilities remained shut.

On March 21, 2022, the Taliban pledged to reopen all schools on March 23, but on that date, they shut girls’ secondary colleges all over again. An indefinite ban continues to be in spot with no clarity about when or if these educational facilities will reopen. Yalda Hakim, a BBC information presenter who participated in the challenge, has been counting down on Twitter the days given that the ban started. The ban was applied above 300 times ago. (ANI)