emergency call

GWI and FEMU speak out against the situation of women and girls in Afghanistan

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The Graduate Women International (GWI) & Mexican Federation of University Women (FEMU) express their concern for the women and girls in Afghanistan regarding the imminent restriction of their most essential rights and freedom.

Here is the emergency call signed by all the Board Members of GWI:

As more and more women and girls in Afghanistan are fearing for their lives and for their human right to have quality education (SDG 4), GWI is standing up to have their voices heard in the global space as we have already done for over more than 100 years.

GWI desperately urge all governments and international agencies like UN, UNESCO, UNICEF, WTO, ILO, World Bank and all others, directly or indirectly involved in this disastrous development for women and girls in Afghanistan, to combine their power and use all their means to prevent this human right violation. The women and girls from Afghanistan urgently need global support!


GWI will support them as much as she can with the means that are available to the GWI’s global network, but it is to the Governments and International Organizations to act together and act now!


Please approach your governments and all your contacts at international agencies to set them in motion.

Here is the statement issued by FEMU: