EAA Condemns Limits on Higher Education Imposed on Women in Afghanistan
Education Above All Foundation (EAA) condemns the limits to higher education imposed on women in Afghanistan. Media outlets are reporting that young women in Afghanistan are finding restrictions on the academic subjects they can sit for university entrance exams. Women are reporting that their options are limited to subjects such as literature, nursing and midwifery while men can sit for engineering, economics and veterinary medicine.
Education is a human right and is the foundation which supports all other areas of sustainable human development. Limiting the potential of students in Afghanistan will limit the potential and prosperity of the country.
EAA calls on all students, from primary through university, to be given equal access to education. EAA is currently helping 250 Afghan students, half of them women, restart their studies after they were forced to flee Afghanistan last year. Through the Qatar Scholarship for Afghan Refugee Project young women can continue their education at the university level.