CW4WAfghan is shocked, angered and saddened by the news of a horrific attack on the Barchi Hospital in the Dasht-e Barchi neighbourhood of Kabul this morning. We mourn the tragic loss of the 14 people confirmed so far who lost their lives, among them new mothers, infants and hospital nurses. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims, and the people of Afghanistan as they mourn this heinous crime against humanity.
We hope that all of you are managing this extraordinary situation we all find ourselves in as best as you can, and we are thinking of the health and wellbeing of all of our members, staff and beneficiaries.
We are privileged to witness, on a daily basis, the courageous determination of Afghan women and girls to get an education. In our literacy classes, we watch women learning to read and write for the first time. At our school, we see mothers negotiating with family members to get their daughters in school.
CW4WAfghan is working to advocate for the protection of women's rights amidst talks with the Taliban. We will be hosting speakers from Afghanistan who will share their concerns and recommendations at a parallel event to the 64th Commission on the Status of Women of the United Nations, on March 16th, in New York.