The International Science Council deplores the exclusion of women from university education in Afghanistan and urges the Afghan authorities to reverse their decision. This page serves to assist ISC Members and the scientific community in supporting Afghani women and girls in meeting their aspirations through education and engagement with science.
ISC Statement on Afghanistan
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- Council for At-risk Academies : Article on women and Education in Afghanistan
Calls for Assistance
- Scholars at Risk Europe : urgent call for help
- Scholars at Risk International : urgent appeals for Afghanistan Scholars
- Scholars at Risk International : call for action to the UN
- InterAcademy Partnership : joint statement with ISC “How to support Afghan scientists and scholars”
Offers of Assistance
- CARA offers to help any academics at risk with escaping and finding refuge.
- CARA Funding Directory to help Afghans academics looking for support
- Association of Public and Land-grant Universities : resource Kit for Afghan students and scholars
- Academy in Exile : Afghanistan emergency resources
Statements from ISC Members
We are strongly encouraging all ISC Members to share their statements in support and concern for Afghan women in education.
Statements from the international scientific community and ISC Affiliated Bodies
- Committee on Human Rights : Statement on Women’s rights in Afghanistan
- Committee on Human Rights : Statement on Schools for Women
- Committee on Human Rights : Statement on Elimination of discrimination for Women
- PAUSE : solidarity statement toward the Afghans
- Association of American Universities : American Council of Education Open Letter
- ALLEA : endorsed statement from Scholars at Risk
- International Scientific Advanced Network, corp. The Naive Realism of the 21st Century Afghan Nation
Statements and resources from intergovernmental organizations
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