“No sustainable peace in Afghanistan without education for women & girls”,
says former UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura
Global personalities have been raising their pens in support of MMM’s #RaiseAPen campaign, to amplify the voices of Afghan mothers calling for the continued right to education for their daughters.
Dr Habiba Sarabi, the first woman Governor of Bamyan Province and member of the Negotiating Delegation I.R of Afghanistan in the ongoing Doha intra Afghan peace talks, spoke to MMM about the importance of continued education for all:
If we educate a man we educate a person. If we educate a woman we educate a family and society.
H.E Rangina Hamidi, Minister of Education, I.R of Afghanistan gave her assurance that no one will be left behind:
It is my responsibility to make sure that all the little girls in this country who have a dream of becoming educated don’t get their dreams snatched away from them.
Much of Afghanistan’s progress over the past 18 years can be attributed to the power of the pen and the resilience of Afghan women themselves, who have fought to bring about meaningful change.
Staffan de Mistura, former UN Special Envoy to Afghanistan who is championing the #RaiseAPen campaign, told MMM:
This call comes at a critical moment for Afghanistan. There can be no
sustainable peace in the country without education for all, but most importantly, education for women and girls who represent 51% of the population.