UN women calls Afghanistan ‘graveyard of hopes’ for girls

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UN Women declared Afghanistan a “graveyard of hopes” for girls deprived of schooling, in a statement released on Thursday.

“While the world strives to put more girls in ICT, for the millions of Afghan girls who are out of school, Afghanistan has become the graveyard of buried hopes,” UN Women stated.

“But Afghan women and girls don’t give up. And neither will we,” the organization added.

UN Women affirmed its support for their fight for education.

This statement comes as girls have been barred from attending secondary schools in Afghanistan for the past three years, and women have been prohibited from attending universities since December 2022.