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Paktika women lack access to education, health facilities



Paktika women lack access to education, health facilities

Dec 22, 2015 - 17:29

SHARANA (Pajhwok): The womeninfo-icon of southeastern Paktika province lack access to educationinfo-icon and face several other problems, participants of a gathering said on Tuesday.

Nearly 80 women attended the gathering in Sharana, the provincial capital, and spoke on behalf of other women.

One of them, Bakht Bibi, said most in Paktika were deprived of education and faced many other problems.

She said women were given into mirages to resolve blood feuds and were subjected to forced marriages and never granted inheritance rights. She said women lacked access to healthinfo-icon facilities.

She asked the central and provincial authorities jointly work for addressing women’s problems.

“No one so far has raised their voice against problems women face,” another participant of the gathering from Yousufkhel district, Gulaba, said. She called on women to struggle for their rights on their own in order to have a bright future.

Mohammadullah Himatyar, who heads a civil societyinfo-icon group to promote education, said the Afghan government, the UN and other international agencies should resolv women’s problems.

The administrative department head, Akhtar Mohamamd, acknowledged some women of the province faced several problems but said the provincial government was trying to develop women’s capacity and skill and resolve their problems.



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