From Reducing Salaries to Concerns about Increasing Economic Difficulties for Female Teachers in Afghanistan
From Reducing Salaries to Concerns about Increasing Economic Difficulties for Female Teachers in Afghanistan
Following the announcement by the Public Administration Office of Afghanistan that, under the decree of Mullah Hibatullah Akhundzada, the leader of the Taliban, the salary of all female employees will reach 5,000, some female teachers have voiced their reactions to this issue, stating that with this amount of salary, they cannot even meet their daily needs.

Following the announcement by the Public Administration Office of Afghanistan that, under the decree of Mullah Hibatullah Akhundzada, the leader of the Taliban, the salary of all female employees will reach 5,000, some female teachers have voiced their reactions to this issue, stating that with this amount of salary, they cannot even meet their daily needs.

Salma Ahmadi, one of the female teachers who is teaching students in a girls’ school below the sixth grade, asserts that the work they do is not commensurate with a 5,000 salary and with this amount, they cannot address any of their economic problems.

“After the publication of a written document indicating that the salary of female employees will be 5,000 from now on, I became very worried about my own and my children’s futures. I am the breadwinner of my household and I am forced to work to provide for the expenses of my family. I wish instead of our salaries being reduced, they would increase,” Salma said.

Zainab Omari, another female teacher, expressed dissatisfaction with the decrease in female employees’ salaries in government offices and believes that the work of women in Afghanistan is not valued, despite its potential to have a significant impact on society.

“In other countries, teachers are considered an important and influential segment of society, and officials take them seriously, but in our country, teachers have always had the lowest salaries, and now that our salary has been set at 5,000, I am certain that the economic challenges of female teachers will also increase,” Zainab said.

This comes at a time when a directive was recently issued by the Public Administration Office of Afghanistan, stipulating that, according to the decree of Mullah Hibatullah Akhundzada, the leader of the Taliban, the salary of all female employees is set at 5,000 Afghanis.

The situation of women in Afghanistan has always been challenging and recently they have faced numerous restrictions, limiting their access to education, healthcare, employment, and human rights.

  • نویسنده : Afghanistan Women News Agency
  • منبع خبر : Afghanistan Women News Agency