What will happen to women’s rights in Afghanistan under the Taliban regime?
Stand in solidarity with the women of Afghanistan.
When: 2 - 5 pm Sunday 19 September
Where: King George Square, Brisbane City
RSVP: via Facebook event link
In 2003, a United Nations study showed that less than 10 percent of girls were enrolled in primary schools; by 2017, that number had grown to 33 percent, while female enrolment in secondary education grew from six percent in 2003 to 39 percent in 2017. Thus, 3.5 million Afghan girls were in school with 100,000 studying in universities.
Women’s life expectancy grew from 56 years in 2001 to 66 in 2017. By 2020, 21 percent of Afghan civil servants were women, 16 percent of them in senior management levels; and 27 percent of Afghan members of parliament were women.
Now; There are no women in the Taliban’s government. Sports have been banned for women.
The Diaspora Advocacy Network for Afghanistan (DANA) and the Auzra Network are urging the Australian Government, the UN and international communities to take stand for women’s rights in Afghanistan.
Auzra Network @AustralianHazaraz