Afghanistan has introduced a total ban on women’s education, including school. This decision was made by the ruling Taliban movement (recognized as a terrorist organization in Russia, its activities are prohibited. – Approx. BURO.). The Guardian writes about it.
In a meeting with school principals, clerics and community representatives in Kabul, the Taliban announced that women are also prohibited from teaching and generally from working in an educational institution in any capacity. Furthermore, women are no longer allowed to attend mosques or religious seminaries.
Journalist Zahra Joya, who fled Afghanistan last year, said: “The women I spoke to are heartbroken, they are very angry. You must know how much education means to them. It was also heartbreaking for me. But this is not a surprise. This is the new reality.”
Previously in Afghanistan, women were prohibited from studying in universities. This applies to both public and private universities. The representatives of the universities are ordered to immediately impose a ban and report on it. The decision is effective immediately and will remain in effect until further notice.