Afghanistan Women Work

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My charity’s name is Afghanistan Women Employment Agency. We are working toward giving women in Afghan jobs. Many Women in Afghan struggle with getting jobs because they don’t all have a good education or they never went to school. The website trustineducation said, “Only 40% of Afghan girls attend elementary school, and only one in 20 girls attend school beyond the sixth grade.” Hearing this made me feel angry on the inside because education is the most important thing to have in your life. Even though education was a huge factor in life the women that were well educated didn’t always get a job. When women are married in Afghan they are married young. Budd MacKenzie said on his website “Almost 60% of girls are married by 16. Women activists say up to 80 percent of marriages in poor rural areas are either forced or arranged.” Putting this sentence and my knowledge on Afghanistan together made me think why women were not employed.…show more content…
Also being married at sixteen means they were only in 10th grade at the time if they had gotten any education. Based off of the religion in Afghanistan which is Islam, women are given many rights. The students of Mount Holyoke College had came together and said, “Islam gives women rights, including rights to work, the ability to choose the man she will marry, among others. However, in Afghanistan, many times women have not been given these specific rights.” They had also said that it was almost 15 hundred years back when this had happened. When Afghanistan was not independent women were given some rights about marriage like, they didn’t have to marry the husband's closest relative if the husband had ever died. Also the women could choose to either stay with her husband that she was with after she had went through puberty or not to stay with
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