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- UNESCO has decided to dedicate 24 January 2024, as the International Day of Education for Afghan Girls and Women.
- UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay said that no country in the world should prevent women and girls from getting education and it is a universal human right that should be respected.
- According to UNESCO, currently around 80% of Afghan girls and young women of school-age are out of school under Taliban rule, as they are denied access to secondary schools and universities.
- Since 15 August 2021, Afghanistan has barred girls from attending secondary school, restricted the freedom of movement of women and girls, and excluded women from most areas of the workforce.