Afghanistan: Females

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 25th October 2021.

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Photo of Daisy Cooper Daisy Cooper Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Health and Social Care)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to HC Deb, 6 September 2021, c58, what progress her Department has made to protect and preserve the gains in relation to girls’ (a) education, (b) wider social activity, and (c) music, in Afghanistan.

Photo of James Cleverly James Cleverly Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

Women and girls already faced restrictions on their freedom of movement. The Taliban have re-imposed further restrictions in society, including a ban on music in the media. We continue to work with the international community to secure womens' and girls' rights, including the right to education and jobs and to participate in public life. Before making any funding decisions we will look carefully at how we might support girls' equal access to schooling.

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