Afghanistan: 234 women participate in midwifery program exam in Kunduz

The Taliban’s Ministry of Refugees reported on Wednesday that 234 women, all returnee migrants, participated in an exam for enrollment in a three-year midwifery program in Kunduz province on Tuesday, April 30.

According to the ministry, the program is supported by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

The ministry stated in a statement that 80 of the exam participants will be selected to undertake the three-year midwifery course in Kunduz.

This comes as women in Afghanistan have been barred from attending universities for the past two years. Additionally, girls above the sixth grade are facing their third consecutive year of being denied access to schools.