Gender Alert on COVID-19 in Afghanistan | Issue XV: The impact of COVID19- on women and girls’ education

UN Women, UNICEF and Human Rights Watch joint­ly issue this fifteenth alert to continue to highlight the gender specific impact of COVID-19 in Afghanistan. This alert focuses on the impact of the COVID-19 pandem­ic on women and girls’ education and the long-lasting consequences it will have on gender equality, women’s human rights and Afghanistan’s development and peace efforts. It highlights how the health crisis has further reduced already severely limited access to education for women and girls, and how this is likely to have profound and lasting effects with the potential to undermine prog­ress on women’s rights and gender equality achieved over the last two decades.

This alert concludes with a set of recommendations for consideration by national and international stakehold­ers.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Afghanistan

Subject area(s): Gender equality and women’s empowerment; Education

Resource type: Briefs

Publication year: 2020

Number of pages: 10