The final decision by Afghanistan’s de facto authorities to ban girls from doing the job in humanitarian nongovernmental corporations is a main blow for vulnerable communities, for females, for kids, and for the whole place.

Feminine workers are crucial to
each facet of the humanitarian reaction in Afghanistan. They are
academics, nourishment authorities, team leaders, community health workers,
vaccinators, nurses, physicians, and heads of businesses. They have
access to populations that their male colleagues are unable to achieve and are
significant to safeguarding the communities we serve. They help save lives.
Their expert abilities is indispensable. Their participation in help shipping is not negotiable and must carry on.

Banning girls from
humanitarian work has immediate life-threatening repercussions for all
Afghans. By now, some time-critical programmes have experienced to cease
briefly owing to deficiency of female employees. This comes at a time when more
than 28 million people today in Afghanistan, including hundreds of thousands of women of all ages and
kids, need aid to endure as the state grapples with the
risk of famine circumstances, financial drop, entrenched poverty and a
brutal wintertime.

When humanitarian companies keep on to have interaction the de facto
authorities, we are unable to ignore the operational constraints now facing us
as a humanitarian community. We will endeavour to keep on lifesaving,
time-crucial things to do except if impeded although we superior evaluate the
scope, parameters and effects of this directive for the men and women we
provide. But we foresee that several routines will will need to be paused as we
can’t produce principled humanitarian help without having feminine assist

We stay resolute in our
dedication to supply impartial, principled, lifesaving aid to
all the girls, adult males and kids who require it. 

We urge the de facto
authorities to rethink and reverse this directive, and all
directives banning women from faculties, universities and public daily life. No
state can find the money for to exclude 50 % of its population from contributing
to modern society.



  • Mr. Martin Griffiths, Unexpected emergency Relief Coordinator and Below-Secretary-Normal for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
  • Mr. Qu Dongyu, Director-Typical, Food items and Agriculture Business (FAO)
  • Ms. Shahin Ashraf, Chair, Worldwide Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA) Board, (Islamic Reduction)
  • Mr. Ignacio Packer, Executive Director, Global Council of Voluntary Companies (ICVA)
  • Ms. Miriam Sapiro, President and Chief Government Officer, InterAction 
  • Ms. Tjada D’Oyen McKenna, Main Eexcutive Officer, Mercy Corps
  • Ms. Janti Soerpinto, President and Chief Executive Officer, Help you save the Little ones US
  • Mr. António Vitorino, Director General, Intercontinental Corporation for Migration (IOM)
  • Mr. Volker Turk, United Nations Significant Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
  • Mr. Andrew Morley, President and Main Executive Officer, Earth Vision Intercontinental
  • Ms. Sofia Sprechmann Sineiro, Secretary-General, Care Worldwide
  • Ms. Paula Gaviria Betancur, United Nations Unique Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Folks (UN SR on HR of IDPs)
  • Mr. Achim Steiner, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • Dr. Natalia Kanem, Government Director, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
  • Ms. Maimunah Mohd Sharif, Government Director, United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN-Habitat)
  • Mr. Filippo Grandi, United Nations Substantial Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
  • Ms. Catherine Russell, Govt Director, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
  • Ms. Sima Bahous, Below-Secretary-Common and Executive Director (UN Girls)
  • Mr. David Beasley, Executive Director, Globe Food stuff Programme (WFP)
  • Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-Standard, Earth Health Organization (WHO) 



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