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For years, Afghanistan has been plagued by internal wars that have hindered efforts to achieve lasting peace. And now, the war is on education, particularly for girls and women, which is hindering world peace efforts. The Taliban has been denying them the right to education, which limits their opportunities and hinders the country’s
development. This must change if Afghanistan is to achieve durable peace.
Education plays a critical role in achieving lasting peace in Afghanistan. It not only provides girls and women with the opportunities they need to thrive but also ensures that they can contribute to the country’s development, which is essential for peace. Sadly, the Taliban’s refusal to allow girls and women the right to education is a significant hindrance to achieving lasting peace.
As the world continues to address the Sustainable Development Goals, it is vital that the
international community holds the Taliban accountable for denying girls and women the
right to education. Everyone deserves the right to education, and the Taliban must not
deny this right to the women and girls in Afghanistan.
It is incumbent on the international community to support education programs in Afghanistan and encourage the government to fund education for girls and women. This
will help boost the country’s development and increase the chances of achieving lasting
peace. The international community must impress upon the Taliban that education is a
human right that must not be denied to anyone, and if allowed, it will benefit the country.
India and Canada should continue to address the various challenges in Afghanistan and
convince the Taliban that education is a fundamental human right. They must work with
the Afghan government to ensure that girls and women receive equal opportunities and
access to education.
Education is a fundamental human right that should not be denied to anyone, regardless of their gender or background. It is even more crucial in war-torn countries like Afghanistan, where education can help pave the way for lasting peace. The international community must act now to ensure that girls and women in Afghanistan have access to education and can contribute to the country’s development.
This opinion is written by Meladul Haq Ahmadzai, an Afghan-Canadian who is a postgraduate researcher in Global Health at the University of Manchester. He lives in Ottawa, Canada. He is also the CEO of Taleam Systems.
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