Afghanistan women education

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     Three decades of war, migration, and destitute caused Afghan women stay back from the caravan of education. The civil wars of Afghanistan not only caused Afghan women remain far from education, but also caused them migrate to neighboring and other European, and western countries. Despite all the mentioned miseries, they are improving in not only education, but in other social fields, too.

     When Taliban was in power, it was the worst period for Afghan women. They not only closed the doors of girls' schools, but also they cooped them in their houses. In addition, they were kept away from expressing their thoughts publically. However they were covered with burqas, they were whipped by the Taliban religious police in bazaars.

     The choice of husband was not given to the women in Taliban era. It was considered as a sin for them whether they were daring to do such an act. Forced marriages were prevalent in the country, and ransom from the other hand.

     According to the Human Rights Watch Organization's report, half of Afghan girls are not allowed to go to schools. This is also because of the lack of education in Afghanistan, especially in Afghan suburbs. They think that when their girls go to schools, they get immoral.

     Despite half of Afghan girls are not going to schools, Afghanistan's women education level is increased. Today, girls' schools are open. They not only attend schools, but also they go to State Universities, private Universities, and private courses. There for, we can openly say that Afghan women education is developing fast. Afghan Citadel Software Company is, for example, a big sample of improvement.

     Afghan Citadel Software Company (ACSC) is a company led by Afghan educated women which empower women. For example, it enhances their internet education level as well as their writing ability. They have equipped nine free internet classes for Afghan girls in Herat, Afghanistan. Hereby, they have connected more than 30000 female students not only with one another in Afghanistan, but with millions across the world.

     The new government of Afghanistan, and that freedom of express that Afghans enjoy today, give them enormous hope to make even more effort than any time in the past. Today, nobody dares to marry their daughters by force. Whether such an act is unleashed now, it is considered as a big crime, and maybe they will be put in jail by Afghan new law.


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Susan Hasanzada is graduated from Journalism Faculty of Heart University. She is a reporter in Zohal Universal Radio as well as a social Writer for Filmannex. She is very interested of women affairs, and thinks that women as the half part of the society should take their real responsibility in…

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