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UNAMA head: Vocational training must include Afghan women and girls

Visiting the Taliban’s Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority on Sunday, head of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Afghanistan (UNAMA) Roza Otunbayeva said vocational training was crucial for Afghanistan’s economic development and must include women and girls.

“Vocational training, crucial for Afghanistan’s economic development, must include women and girls,” UNAMA said in a tweet.

Few months after returning to power in August 2021, the Taliban banned girls from secondary schools, and in December last year, it ordered a ban on women from universities, which the group defended as necessary to prevent the mixing of genders.

Despite international condemnations, the Taliban leadership have refused to change course on restrictions on women and girls.