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CAFOD: uphold women’s rights, education in Afghanistan

October 05, 2016

As officials of 70 nations met in Brussels to discuss Afghanistan’s future, the UK bishops’ aid agency called for attentiveness to the situation of Afghan women.

“Women’s lives in Afghanistan have improved over the past 15 years, but the gains are still fragile,” said Palwasha Hassan, the head of an Afghan organization that partners with CAFOD, the bishops’ agency.

Hassan added, “I have three main hopes for the conference: that it will promote the importance of upholding women’s rights and equality; advance our achievements in education, especially girls’ access to education; and take steps to advance the peace process.”

 
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