Ms. Magazine and Sahar News Highlight 2019 Afghan Survey Findings on Women’s Rights

December 6, 2019 — Ms. Magazine and Sahar News (Afghanistan) underscore the increasing support for women’s rights and education in Afghanistan, citing key findings from the Foundation’s Afghanistan in 2019: A Survey of the Afghan People

Ms. Magazine

According to Afghanistan in 2019: A Survey of the Afghan People—the 15th installment in the report series, which is the longest-running barometer of Afghan opinion—the approval and support for women’s education has continued to rise over the past years, reaching nearly 87 percent this year, up from 84 percent in 2018. A record number of Afghans also support women working outside their homes: 70 percent of respondents said as much in 2018, and in 2019, 76 percent did. Many Afghans interviewed for the survey believe that the lack of education, justice and rights, domestic violence and employment opportunities have been some of the biggest challenges faced by women

Sahar News

According to Asia Foundation Survey many Afghans interviewed for the survey also believe that the lack of education, justice and rights, domestic violence, and employment opportunities have been some of the biggest challenges faced by women. The changes in the view of many Afghans interviewed show a steady rise in public awareness of women’s rights and status.

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

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