Girls’ Access to Education

Part of Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office – in the House of Commons on 14 March 2023.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Andrew Western Andrew Western Labour, Stretford and Urmston

Since the fall of Kabul, some 850,000 girls have been prevented from attending school by the Taliban. Recently, pupils at St Matthew’s C of E Primary School in Stretford undertook a whole-school march in solidarity with the plight of Afghan girls denied an education. They have done all they can to raise awareness of this important issue. What more does the Minister believe his Government can do to raise awareness of this ongoing travesty? Crucially, will he agree to bring forward a comprehensive Afghanistan strategy that takes into account the ongoing crackdown on the rights of women and girls in Afghanistan?