A Message of Solidarity for Afghan Students
We are deeply saddened by the recent events unfolding in Afghanistan.
The Taliban and their fundamentalist interpretation of Islam are opposed to basic rights and freedoms such as the freedom of expression, freedom of conscience, Women’s rights, and democracy. The UWSA wants to express solidarity with all those affected and reaffirm its commitment to protecting students, including migrant and refugee communities.
After speaking with students of the UofW Afghan community, the UWSA understands there is a great deal of concern and anxiety for students, particularly for friends, family and loved ones currently residing in Afghanistan.
We want to remind any students affected they have access to counselling resources. A list of mental health resources is on the UWSA Website, counselling services available to all UWinnipeg students free-of-charge at the Student Wellness Centre, and online counselling available for students through MindBeacon.com.