Tolo News: The Ministry of Education on Saturday said that there is a need for at least 50,000 new teachers for the country’s schools as the current number of instructors is not sufficient. Afghanistan’s schools have at least 220,000 teachers for 9.7 million students across the country. Click here to read more (external link).
Ayaz Gul VOA News March 30, 2021 ISLAMABAD – Unknown gunmen have shot dead three female anti-polio workers in Afghanistan, one of the two countries in the world along with its neighbor Pakistan, where the crippling children’s disease remains endemic. Tuesday’s violence came on the second day of a five-day polio immunization drive, this year’s
Tolo News: The current fiscal year’s first polio vaccination campaign began on Monday, and officials said that Afghanistan ranks nearly at the top globally of reported poliovirus cases in the past nine years, second only to Pakistan. UNICEF officials said that 56 new cases of poliovirus were reported in Afghanistan in 2020. Click here to
Ariana: Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) said Wednesday that in the past 25 days at least five children were killed and 29 others wounded in the ongoing conflict in the country. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: The Ministry of Education on Saturday retreated from its decision to ban public singing by schoolgirls above 12 years of age at public and private schools across the country. The move was first announced by the ministry on March 10. In a statement, the ministry announced to ban girls 12 years old and
AP: A memo from Afghanistan’s education ministry banning girls 12 years old and older from singing at school functions has been causing a stir on social media, prompting the authorities to say it was a mistake and that its authors had misunderstood the objective. Click here to read more (external link).
Ariana: The Ministry of Education has banned all school girls over the age of 12 from singing or performing at public performances. A letter from the Kabul Education Department states that male teachers and educators are also not allowed to teach school girls over the age of 12, and that if they fail to abide
Zarif Nazar Abubakar Siddique Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty March 5, 2021 The abduction of a child in northern Afghanistan has shocked the country’s Turkmen minority. It has prompted members of the community to shut the country’s northern river ports and border crossings with its Central Asian neighbors and hold protests both in Afghanistan and elsewhere
Ariana: Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) reported Tuesday as many as 2,019 children have been killed or injured in the conflict in 2020. This comes as UNAMA in its latest report said Tuesday that civilian casualties have increased following the start of peace talks in September 2020. Click here to read more (external link).
After a deadly bombing in the Afghan capital on February 21, a video went viral showing two children crying for their wounded mother, who was hospitalized afterwards. The video provoked strong emotions and debates over which scenes of violence are too shocking to share. [Warning: Disturbing images]