Theirworld welcomes UN chief Antoñio Guterres’ plan for a global education summit next year – and we endorse a call to protect education in Afghanistan.

Theirworld urges action to protect Afghan education?

A global outcry followed the news that the Taliban has excluded girls from secondary schools in Afghanistan. The education ministry said only boys and male teachers were to report back for classes this week.

Theirworld was among more than 50 civil society organisations to endorse a call to action supporting the education of Afghanistan’s children and young people.

A statement said: “Protecting the right to education of Afghanistan’s population will require a significant increase in coordinated international support. Supportive of the effort by Italy, acting as G20 president, to develop a common international

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