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The Taliban is preparing again: We will open schools and universities for girls next year

Months have passed since the female students of Afghanistan stayed at home, away from school seats. Despite the previous and repeated promises made by the Taliban since they took control of the country last August (2021), nothing has changed. Thousands of girls in the country are still deprived of education.

But the movement’s spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, announced yesterday, Thursday, during a meeting with a number of residents of western Kabul, according to local media, that schools Girls’ universities will open next year.

Strict Standards

He also stressed that the movement’s standards and instructions will be imposed on that return, without going into detail on that point. However, many Afghans who lived through The movement’s rule during the nineties was aware of what these strict teachings were.

During its previous rule, the Taliban imposed strict rules on women, preventing women from working, and even completely absent from the public scene in the country.

Afghani women were rarely seen in the streets unaccompanied, and they were also prevented from traveling alone, or from attending universities.

from a school in Afghanistan (archive – Reuters)

No women in soap operas

It is noteworthy that the movement had announced last September (2021), opening schools for male students and teachers, She excluded females, and promised to return them soon. However, months passed without this promise being fulfilled despite repeated international calls to preserve the rights of women in the country.

It also took several decisions that raised fears of returning to its “old habit.” and its strict provisions, especially after it banned broadcasting in some regions Yaqi, and recently issued a decision banning women from appearing in soap operas and works of art, as well as abolishing the Ministry of Women’s Affairs and Protection.

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