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  • May 9, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Kabul attack: Blasts near school leave more than 50 dead
    BBC: The explosions took place as students were leaving the building on Saturday, with pictures on social media showing abandoned school bags in the street. Most of the victims were girls, a ministry of education spokeswoman said.No-one has admitted carrying out the attack in Dasht-e-Barchi - an area often hit by Sunni Islamist militants.      Full news...

  • February 10, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan girls’ high school severely damaged in airstrike and fighting
    Norwegian Refugee Council: Recent fighting between Afghan security forces and armed opposition groups has destroyed a girls’ high school in Faryab province in Northern Afghanistan. The destruction of the school has robbed more than 3,000 students of their classrooms.“The recent fighting shows yet again the high risks and dangers for students in Afghanistan wanting to receive an education,” said Astrid Sletten, Afghanistan Country Director for the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).      Full news...

  • November 2, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Attack on Kabul University by ISIS gunmen leaves 22 dead
    The Guardian: At least 22 people were killed and 22 wounded after Islamic State-affiliated gunmen stormed Kabul University as it was hosting a book fair attended by Iran’s ambassador to Afghanistan, taking hostages and fighting gun battles with security forces for more than five hours. The Afghan government has declared Tuesday a national day of mourning following the attack.      Full news...

  • October 24, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Deadly Explosion Hits Kabul Tutoring Center
    The New York Times: KABUL, Afghanistan — A deadly explosion struck a tutoring center in Kabul on Saturday, puncturing a relatively peaceful period in the Afghan capital even as violence has spiraled upward in the countryside. Tariq Arian, a spokesman for the Afghan interior ministry, said at least 24 people were killed and 57 others wounded in the attack. He said the explosion happened in an alley leading to an educational center called Kawsar-e Danish.      Full news...

  • September 11, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Queen Soraya of Afghanistan: A woman ahead of her time
    ARAB NEWS: LONDON/KABUL: Born in exile, she died in exile. But during the 10 controversial years she spent as queen of Afghanistan, Soraya Tarzi gave the women of her country a tantalizing glimpse of an emancipated future which, a century on, has yet to be fully realized.      Full news...

  • August 13, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    School sets on fire in Afghanistan’s northern Takhar province
    The KHAAMA PRESS: Armed men have set on fire a school in the Taleqan city of northern Takhar province, an official said. Armed men have set on fire a high school named Abu Osman Taleqani, located in the provincial capital at around 3:30 on Thursday morning, Jawad Hijri, a provincial spokesperson told Khaama Press.      Full news...


  • June 18, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    School Closures Hurt Even More in Afghanistan
    On May 28, 2020, Human Rights Watch launched a survey to learn more about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on students, parents and caregivers. As of June 6, people in 54 countries had completed the survey; it’s still open here—please fill it out! The following dispatches highlight some of the themes that have come through most strongly, and we’ll keep adding to this page. The survey is helping us identify issues of concern and hear from people experiencing them—any data is not intended to be representative of the experiences of the broader population.      Full news...

  • August 20, 2019 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Girls School Torched In Kabul
    TOLOnews.com: A school was set on fire by Taliban militants in Shakardara district in Kabul Province early on Tuesday, the Ministry of Interior said in a statement. The Boi Hazar Nasiri Girls High School is located in a village in Shakar Dara district, 25 kilometers to the north of the city of Kabul.      Full news...

  • June 19, 2019 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Zero Girl Graduated from Helmand Schools in Last 18 Years
    Ariana News: No single female student has been graduated from high schools in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan during the last 18 years. According to the local officials, even there are no schools for girls in some districts of the province. Ataullah Afghan, a member of the Helmand provincial council said that except the provincial capital and Gerishk district, schools are not open for girls in other districts of the province.      Full news...

  • May 28, 2019 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    In Afghanistan, attacks against schools have tripled in one year
    UN News: The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Monday that much greater protection for educational facilities was needed across Afghanistan where attacks against schools have increased three-fold in just one year. The call coincides with the third International Conference on Safe Schools, taking place this week in Mallorca, Spain.      Full news...

  • June 7, 2018 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: School Scandal
    Al Jazeera: After the Taliban’s fall from power, there was great hope that Afghanistan’s girls would finally get the chance to get an education. Yet 17 years on, most Afghan girls are still out of school, despite the international community donating billions of dollars in aid. Critics point to corruption within the country’s education system, lack of oversight by donors and social attitudes that remain deeply discriminatory against girls.      Full news...

  • October 19, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan fourth-worst place in the world for girls’ education: report
    Foreign Policy: Around 130 million girls don’t go to school every day. ONE, a global organization that fights extreme poverty, is trying to fix that by finding out where the problem is the worst. Their new report ranks the 10 worst nations in the world for girls to get an education. Nine of those are in Africa. The other? Afghanistan — a place where the United States has poured massive funds for education since overthrowing the Taliban there in 2001.      Full news...

  • October 17, 2017 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    HRW: Two-thirds of Afghan girls do not attend school
    Human Rights Watch: Afghan government and international donor efforts since 2001 to educate girls have significantly faltered in recent years, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today. Sixteen years after the US-led military intervention in Afghanistan ousted the Taliban, an estimated two-thirds of Afghan girls do not attend school.      Full news...

  • November 20, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    90% Of Women In Rural Areas Can’t Read Or Write
    TOLOnews.com: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) director and representative in Afghanistan, Patricia McPhillips, on Sunday said 90 percent of women and 63 percent of men in the country’s villages are not able to read or compute. Addressing the Award Ceremony of the 2016 Bibigul UNESCO Literacy Prize, she said the number of those who cannot read, write or compute is more than 11 million.      Full news...



  • August 31, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan Schoolgirls Run Gauntlet of Abuse
    IWPR: Zarlashta still dreams of graduating from school and going on to university, but she was forced to end her studies in the 11th grade. Each day as she made her way to Kandarhar’s Malalay High School she had to run a gauntlet of abuse from men who taunted and sexually propositioned her along the way.      Full news...

  • August 17, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: Rise in Military Use of Schools
    HRW: Afghan security forces are increasingly using schools as bases during military operations in Taliban-held areas, putting children at risk and depriving thousands of an education, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The Afghan government should take immediate steps to curtail security force use of schools for military purposes.      Full news...


  • June 2, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    64 school girls poisoned in central Maidan Wardak province
    Khaama Press: At least 64 schoolgirls were poisoned in central Maidan Wardak province of Afghanistan on Wednesday, the education officials said. An official in the Ministry of Education Kabir Haqmal said the incident took place in a girls school in Behsud district. He said the students were immediately taken to hospital for treatment and the health condition of them has been reported satisfactory.      Full news...

  • May 6, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Open the world of education to girls
    The Killid Group: Nearly a third of girl students drop out of school mid-way. The reasons could vary from lack of security to discriminatory social customs. Mujib Mehrzad, spokesperson of the Ministry of Education, says traditional ways have sunk deep roots in society. Even where schools may be close to their homes, families do not let their daughters study after middle school.      Full news...

  • May 2, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Almost 400 Teachers in Badakhshan Are Drug Addicts: Officials
    TOLOnews.com: Education officials in north-eastern Badakhshan province on Monday said that nearly 400 teachers, in four districts, are drug addicts and continue to teach students. Abdul Hai Entezami, head of the provincial education department, said they plan however to start discussions with these teachers soon.      Full news...


  • February 22, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan Girls Mourn Lost Education
    IWPR: Soala gazes at her prized high school diploma with tears in her eyes. Having graduated at the top of her class from the Zarghuna Ana high school in Kandahar province, she had dreamed of going on to study medicine. But her hopes were dashed when her father and older brother said that they would not allow her to carry on her education.      Full news...

  • January 20, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Six million Afghanis missing from the Education Directorate of Daikundi
    Khaama Press: Six million Afghanis have gone missing from the Education Directorate of central Daikundi province. Clerk of the Education Directorate had reportedly withdrawn six million Afghanis from the bank a few days before who has been missing since then. Sayed Mustafa Musawi, Finance Manager at the Education Directorate says that the clerk’s cell phone is also not working.      Full news...

  • January 12, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    40 Percent of Afghan Children out of School: UNICEF
    New Afghan Press: Forty percent of children in Afghanistan, battered by four decades of conflict, are out of school, UNICEF said on Monday. An estimated 24 million children of school age are not in school in 22 countries affected by conflict, the agency found. South Sudan has the largest proportion of children out of school, 51 percent, followed by 47 percent in Niger, 41 percent in Sudan, and 40 percent in Afghanistan.      Full news...

  • January 9, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Schools in name only
    The Killid Group: Going to school is fraught with danger in provinces like Takhar, Sar-e Pol, Baghlan, Parwan, Nangarhar, Kunduz, Helmand and Badakhshan. Schools have been targeted and buildings blown up by Taleban and other armed anti-government fighters. Nearly 10 million students – a little less than half girls – are affected.      Full news...


  • August 31, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    School Poisoning? Nearly 100 Girls Fall Ill in Herat, Afghanistan
    NBC News: Nearly 100 Afghan schoolgirls fell sick on Monday, prompting officials in the western city of Herat to investigate whether they were poisoned by Taliban militants. “Our initial finding shows some kind of spray was used by some of the students to freshen up the classrooms,” provincial police spokesman Col. Abdul Rauf Ahmadi told NBC News. “Our investigation is ongoing to determine if it was an act of sabotage or poor quality spray.”      Full news...



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