First Batch of Women Studies Students Graduate from Kabul University
The first batch of women studies graduates in Afghanistan received their degrees at Kabul University yesterday.
Kabul University is the first university of Afghanistan to offer a Master's degree in women and gender studies, teaching feminist theories, media, civil society and conflict resolution in its two-year programme.
The programme is funded by South Korea and run by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Among the 22 students graduating this year were seven male students.
The programme testifies to a great change since the years of Taliban regime when female issues were taboo and women were largely confined to their homes and banned from education. Even now, after the toppling of Taliban by United States-led forces, women remain second-class citizens in the largely patriarchal country.