NATO providing assistance for the education of Afghan women

  • 26 Sep. 2007 - 26 Sep. 2007
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  • Last updated: 18 Aug. 2008 15:42

The brief video highlights how NATO continues to provide support for the education sector in Afghanistan.

Today over seven million children are attending school, which is a six-fold increase since 2001. Thirty-seven percent of these children are girls and about 400 000 female students started school for the first time this year.  In addition, ten universities are functioning throughout the country, compared to only one during Taliban rule.

The five-minute video, commissioned by NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division, gives an insight into the efforts made by NATO and NATO-led Provincial Reconstruction Teams for rebuilding schools and giving Afghan women and girl access to education. Cooperation with Afghan partners makes it possible that these Afghan women are attending school in a safe and secure environment.