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Concern for science and research in Afghanistan as authorities bar women from higher education

 Join ISC Governing Board Members, ISC Fellows and Members of the ISC in calling attention to the suspension of women’s education in Afghanistan.
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The International Science Council deplores the exclusion of women from university education in Afghanistan and urges the Afghan authorities to reverse their decision.

The Council is collating statements, relevant resources and offers of assistance for the scientific community in Afghanistan. This list will be regularly updated.

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