Presentation Title

War and Women's education in Afghanistan

Presenter Information

Zahra Mohammad YasinFollow

Advisor Information

Dr. Ramazan Kilinc

Location

Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library

Presentation Type

Poster

Start Date

2-3-2018 9:00 AM

End Date

2-3-2018 10:15 AM

Abstract

The literacy rate of women in Afghanistan is extremely low. There are many factors responsible for it, but in this paper, the argument is that persistent conflict has been the major cause of it. Lack of security and stability has not only slowed education of Afghans in general but also has widened the gap between education among men and women. Most of the studies that I looked at during this research supported this argument. Factors like culture, traditions, conservatism, patriarchy and poverty have an effect, but wars and instability causes these factors to occur simultaneously and multiply their magnitude. In analyzing examples from various other countries, different factors mentioned above were taken into consideration but none of them individually had a great impact on the education of the people. One major difference between those other countries and Afghanistan is that in Afghanistan these factors are present in larger amounts due to persistent conflict. Hence, conflict can be considered as the major cause of the significantly low literacy rate among women and of the wide gender gap in the education of the Afghan population.

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War and Women's education in Afghanistan

Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library

The literacy rate of women in Afghanistan is extremely low. There are many factors responsible for it, but in this paper, the argument is that persistent conflict has been the major cause of it. Lack of security and stability has not only slowed education of Afghans in general but also has widened the gap between education among men and women. Most of the studies that I looked at during this research supported this argument. Factors like culture, traditions, conservatism, patriarchy and poverty have an effect, but wars and instability causes these factors to occur simultaneously and multiply their magnitude. In analyzing examples from various other countries, different factors mentioned above were taken into consideration but none of them individually had a great impact on the education of the people. One major difference between those other countries and Afghanistan is that in Afghanistan these factors are present in larger amounts due to persistent conflict. Hence, conflict can be considered as the major cause of the significantly low literacy rate among women and of the wide gender gap in the education of the Afghan population.