UN Women: Unlocking the potential of Afghan women

August 18, 2016 — UN Women highlights findings from The Asia Foundation’s 2015 Survey of the Afghan People:

Women in Afghanistan are disproportionately affected by poverty, discrimination and exploitation. Today, nearly 64 percent of Afghans [1] agree that women should be allowed to work, however, women still face resistance, harassment and sometimes violence when trying to access education and employment. Even when they manage to get an education against all odds, they often lack practical skills, experience and networks to secure a job.

Related locations: Afghanistan
Related programs: Survey of the Afghan People

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