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Tuesday 10 December 2019

SAVE THE CHILDREN STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF THE LAW ON THE PROTECTION OF CHILD RIGHTS BY THE PARLIAMENT OF AFGHANISTAN

The law was initially passed by presidential decree in March 2019, but Parliament could not endorse it due to disagreement by officials on the legal age of a child. The Afghan Parliament has now decided to recognize that children require appropriate time to physically and mentally develop into adults and that all children, both girls and boys, under the age of 18 years must be protected from abuse and supported closely through access to education and other services.

Wednesday 20 November 2019

Many Afghan children are afraid to go outside, new survey by Save the Children finds

Children live in fear of explosives, gun violence and the sound of attack helicopters on their way to and at school, and also when they go to the market, or simply while playing outside with friends.

Monday 4 November 2019

Jasmine Jahromi, Deputy Country Director of Save the Children, said:

Save the Children continues to be outraged by the number of children killed and wounded throughout Afghanistan by acts of extreme violence, following the tragic deaths of nine children killed by a roadside bomb on their way to school in Takhar province on Saturday. The killing and maiming of children must stop immediately and perpetrators of such acts must be held accountable.

 

Thursday 10 October 2019

Nayima’s Story

“We could never talk about attending school or getting an education with my father since he was very strict about it and he believed that girls should not study” recalled Nayima.

Monday 7 October 2019

18 Years Of Conflict: Every single Afghan child affected by war

As of today,every single child born and raised in Afghanistan has experienced war and conflict in their country, Save the Children said in statement today. October 7th marks 18 years since the start of the conflict between the coalition forces and the Taliban.An estimated 20 million children[i] wake up every day in fear of gunshots or bombs and being killed or maimed in their streets, schools or homes.

 

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