Protestors Call for Women’s Access to Education, Work

Protestors Call for Women’s Access to Education, Work

Several members of the Movement of Change for Afghanistan Party (MoCAP) held a gathering in the capital city of Kabul, where they called for women’s access to education and work. 

The gathering was held to celebrate the international week dedicated to women.

The participants took to the street of the capital city, urging the Islamic Emirate to establish a commission to address the current challenges against women in the country. 

“We call on the Islamic Emirate to support us and let us go to work,” said Zarifa Yaqobi, a member of the MoCAP.  

“When the commission is established—it can help us by being an address to solve our problems, thus we can reach our goals,” said Sweeta, a member of MoCAP. 

The protestors also issued a resolution through which they expressed their concerns about arbitrary detentions by the Islamic Emirate. 

“The Afghan women are restricted today. Without permission of the Islamic Emirate, the Afghan women are not allowed to go to universities and work,” said Sara Karimi, a member of MoCAP.

The Islamic Emirate said it was committed to women’s rights.  

“The Islamic Emirate is committed to ensure the rights of all elements (of the society). Whether they are children, women or anyone else.  

Many humanitarian and women’s rights watchdogs have expressed concern over the situation of Afghan women, saying they have faced severe challenges since the fall of the former government.