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UN official criticizes Afghanistan for closing girls’ schools

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UN official criticizes Afghanistan for closing girls’ schools

Kabul, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) Deputy Special Envoy for Afghanistan in the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), Mette Knudsen, on Friday described the decision to ban girls' schools as discriminatory.

Knudsen stated that the impact of such a measure will deeply affect the future generation in terms of literacy and numeracy, and will contribute to the cycle of poverty in the Central Asian country.

Last month, female students above sixth grade were not allowed to attend their schools based on the decision made by the Taliban Government, which was heavily criticized in and outside Afghanistan.

The recent UN pledging conference, addressing Afghanistan’s humanitarian crisis, resulted in pledges of more than two million dollars for humanitarian assistance, which is quite a commitment considering the current global situation, the UNAMA head said.

Several Afghan Islamic clergymen in Pakistan issued a statement calling on the Islamic Emirate (Taliban Government) to reopen schools for girls above sixth grade under an Islamic structure.


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