Facing criticism, govt says more posts for women are planned

KABUL (Tolo News): Some Afghan women complained about what they called the “sidelining of women” by the current Afghan government, saying their loss of work is a serious economic challenge. This comes as the Afghan educational authority said that they are considering 275 posts for female teachers in the capital city of Kabul.
After the fall of the former government, many women working in the government departments became jobless. The women said that lack of jobs has driven them into a challenging situation. The women said that they are taking care of their families, for which they need jobs. “The women who are currently at home are struggling with mental health problems as well as economic challenges. The Islamic Emirate must consider their problems,” said Nazdana, a resident of Kabul.
Women’s rights activists said the government is responsible for providing work and educational opportunities for women. “Afghan women want meaningful inclusion in the Afghan society and will continue to fight in this regard,” said Mariam Maroof, a women’s rights activist. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Higher Education announced 275 posts for female teachers in the capital city of Kabul.
“The total number of posts is 890. At least 275 of them are for women. The Islamic Emirate is attempting to hold the examination through a transparent process,” said Aziz Ahmad Riyan, MoHF’s press director. Earlier, the International Labor Organization said that nearly half a million Afghans lost their jobs after the Islamic Emirate’s takeover of Afghanistan. The organization anticipated that the women’s participation at work would drop by 28 percent in mid-2022.