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All Baghlan districts lack govt women employees

All Baghlan districts lack govt women employees

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Feb 11, 2020 - 20:04

PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): All 14 districts of northern Baghlan province have been lacking female employee and as a result, womeninfo-icon in these areas face multiple problems.

A number of women’s rights organizations came into being after the arrival of international community to Afghanistaninfo-icon and thus women got job opportunities in government departments, but some provinces, including Baghaln still lack female workers.

A number of educated women in Baghlan province complain about their failure to land government jobs.

Zarini Amani, the provincial Information and Culture youths coordination department director, told Pajhwok Afghan News that all districts of the province were without female workers.

She said, “The local government has failed in this regard and the issue has confronted a number of women with problems in villages.”

She said women in rural areas lacked courage to share their legal issues with men workers, therefore women should be recruited in public sector departments.

She said, “I officially visited some districts where women shared their issues regarding healthcare, educationinfo-icon and legal problems and I cannot even share of some the problems with you.”

According to her, Gorzargah, Noor, Dehsalah and Pulhesar districts lack even a single midwife and 17-years-old girls in some areas are taught by men and this has rendered the girls unhappy.

Amani added she had several times shared the issue with relevant institutions, but no step was taken in this regard.

Shah Jehan Ayubi, a member of the provincial council, told Pajhwok that the government did not deliver on its promise to provide jobs to women. She termed the lack of women employees in districts as a big issue.

Meanwhile, Halimi Wardak, a civil societyinfo-icon activist,  said women in districts faced multiple issues and they could not share their legal problems with men.

Nargas, a resident of Markaza-i-Baghlan district, told Pajhwok women faced various problems due to lack of female workers in districts.

She said, “Women are not allowed to work in offices or even to register an application with their names due to societal issues in districts.”

Nagain, another resident of the same district, said she graduated from the Kabulinfo-icon Language and Literature faculty two years back, but remained jobless.

A number of other women expressed similar views and urged the government to provide them jobs in government institutions.

Khadija Yaqeen, the provincial women affairs director, acknowledged the local government had so far been unable to provide jobs to women in the public sector in districts.

She said culture barriers, insecurity and lack of girls’ interest in job were major reasons behind the issue.

She said she had shared the issue with authorities concerned and conducted awareness programs for women in districts.

Zuhul Sefi, the gender department director, also confirmed the issue and said they had recruited some contract-based women workers in districts, but there was no former women employees in districts.

She added they had shared the issue with the central government and they had promised to address the issue.

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