Global Protection Cluster Statement on the Importance of Women Humanitarian Workers for Protection in Afghanistan

The Global Protection Cluster (GPC) and its four specialised Areas of Responsibility (AoRs) join the international community in calling on Afghanistan’s de facto authorities to revoke the recent ban on women working for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) immediately and without exceptions. The discriminatory ban violates women’s rights and creates serious protection risks for millions of people in vulnerable situations who depend on their work for their survival.

Read the full statement.