Due to war half of Afghan children are not in school: Due to war, poverty and other factors nearly half of Afghanistan’s children are not attending school.
Adele Khodr, UNICEF’s Afghanistan representative, said, “Business as usual is not an option for Afghanistan if we are to fulfil the right to education for every child. When children are not in school, they are at an increased danger of abuse, exploitation and recruitment.”
U.N. children’s agency, said that 3.7 million, or 44 percent, of all school-age children are not attending school. The legal age for marriage in Afghanistan is 18, but the law is poorly enforced, particularly in conservative, rural areas. Widespread poverty forces many families to push their daughters into early marriages, often with much older men.