Afghanistan: 234 women participate in the midwifery exam program in Kunduz

The Taliban’s Refugee Ministry said on Wednesday that 234 women, all returned migrants, took part in an exam for enrollment in a three-year midwifery program in Kunduz province on Tuesday, April 30.

According to the ministry, the program is supported by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

The ministry said in a statement that 80 of the exam participants will be selected to follow the three-year midwifery course in Kunduz.

This is because women in Afghanistan have been denied access to universities for the past two years. In addition, girls above the sixth grade are faced with being denied access to schools for the third year in a row.