WHO ARE YOU | Statement of the Principals of the Interagency Standing Committee on Afghanistan, Women’s Participation in Aid Delivery Must Continue | News

The Afghan government’s decision to ban women from working in humanitarian NGOs is a blow to vulnerable communities, women, children and the country as a whole.

Female personnel are key to every aspect of the humanitarian response in Afghanistan. They are teachers, nutritionists, team leaders, community health workers, vaccinators, nurses, doctors, and heads of organizations. They have access to populations that are otherwise inaccessible to their male counterparts and play an important role in protecting the communities we serve. They save lives. Their professional expertise is indispensable. Their involvement in providing aid is non-negotiable and must continue.

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