Girls excluded from returning to secondary school in Afghanistan

Girls excluded from returning to secondary school in Afghanistan

18/9/2021 11:06:00 AM

Girls excluded from returning to secondary school in Afghanistan

KABUL: Girls were excluded from returning to secondary school in Afghanistan on Saturday (Sep 18), after the country\u0027s new Taliban rulers ordered only boys and male teachers back to the classroom. The hardline Islamist group ousted the US-backed government last month, promising a softer brand of rule than

Related:Afghan female youth football players reach Pakistan, will seek asylumSince a US-led invasion ousted the Taliban in 2001, significant progress has been made in girls' education, with the number of schools tripling and female literacy nearly doubling to 30 per cent - however, the change was largely limited to the cities.

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The United Nations said it was"deeply worried" for the future of girls' schooling in Afghanistan."It is critical that all girls, including older girls, are able to resume their education without any further delays. For that, we need female teachers to resume teaching," the UN's children's agency UNICEF said.

Primary schools have already reopened, with boys and girls mostly attending separate classes and some women teachers returning to work.The new regime has also permitted women to go to private universities, though with tough restrictions on their clothes and movement. headtopics.com

WOMEN'S MINISTRY CLOSEDIn a further sign that the Taliban's approach to women and girls had not softened, they appeared to haveshut down the government's ministry of women's affairsand replaced it with a department notorious for enforcing strict religious doctrine during their first rule.

In Kabul on Friday, workers were seen raising a sign for the Ministry for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice at the old Women's Affairs building in the capital.Workers put up a sign for the notorious Ministry for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice at the old Women's Affairs building in Kabul. (Photo: AFP)

Videos posted to social media showed women workers from the ministry protesting outside after losing their jobs.No official from the Taliban responded to requests for comment.Although still marginalised, Afghan women have fought for and gained basic rights in the past 20 years, becoming lawmakers, judges, pilots and police officers.

Hundreds of thousands have entered the workforce - a necessity in some cases as many women were widowed or now support invalid husbands as a result of decades of conflict.The Taliban have shown little inclination to honour those rights - no women have been included in the government and many have been stopped from returning to work. headtopics.com

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Yes…hoping for progress under the Taliban is like hoping murderers will keep their word. 新加坡女人跟阿富汗比一比吧! What a surprise. Afghans must be helped to throw off their Pakistani torturers.

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In rural Afghanistan, war remnants everywhere, but no shooting or checkpoints