“On top of all [the gender discrimination], families have very real existential problems,” Erhard Bauer, Head of Delegation of Tdh Afghanistan, is quoted in an article by Swissinfo. He has worked in Afghanistan for 14 years. An economic crisis has crippled the country since international donors pulled out. Women are banned from working in the public sector or for international NGOs. As for men, there are few paid jobs. The result, said Erhard Bauer, is “desperation, depression and widespread hopelessness” seen first-hand by Tdh health-support workers.
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