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Act Urgently to Reverse the Declining Number in School

(New York, June 13, 2018) – The World Bank, along with the Afghan government and its donors, should use its new education program to reverse the declining number of girls in school in Afghanistan, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday in a letter to bank…
Girls sit for lessons on a stairwell inside a school building.
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In Afghanistan, tens of thousands of children work dangerous jobs in the country's carpet industry; as bonded labor in brick kilns; and as metal workers. 
 
 Extreme poverty often drives Afghan children into hazardous labor. Afghanistan remains…