Education and skills for Afghan women

Publication date

28th August 2014


Islamic Relief Worldwide



Education and skills for Afghan women


Islamic Relief has extended a successful scheme offering home-based education to poor women in Afghanistan’s Bamiyan province.

Much of Afghanistan’s infrastructure has been devastated by four decades of conflict, which has also created insecurity that continues to impact upon already limited education programmes for women. Our successful project in Bamyan and a pilot in Waras districts enabled women to learn at home to gain skills that improve the quality of their lives.

The project’s success led to local authorities requesting Islamic Relief to extend it to more remote communities – where rates of poverty are high and less than one per cent of women are literate.



Islamic Relief Worldwide (2014), Education and skills for Afghan women,  Islamic Relief Worldwide, Birmingham, [Online], available at:


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