Afghan women are being deprived of jobs and education. The country’s secondary schools are closed for girls. They have to take to the streets again and again to assert their rights. The Taliban government has announced plans to open all schools for women in the country by March.
Al Jazeera reports that Taliban spokesman and state minister for culture Zabiullah Mujahid told the Associated Press that he hoped schools for girls would be opened across Afghanistan by March.
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“We are not against education,” Mujahid said. The issue of women’s education is actually related to competence. We are trying to solve these this year. As a result, it will be possible to launch schools and universities.
In many states schools are open for women and in many places women’s schools are closed. The reason is the economic crisis. Areas where more people live. We have to work with those areas. We also need to create new methods.
After the Taliban government came to power in August last year, they did not announce any ban on women’s education. However, Taliban fighters across the country have stopped girls from going to school in various places.
The Taliban government has also made it compulsory for women to travel with men to distant places. The country’s Ministry of Virtue and Sin Prevention has been campaigning to encourage women to wear the burqa.
Earlier, Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani described the Taliban’s move on women’s education in Afghanistan as “very disappointing” and “backward.”
He also called on Taliban leaders to look at the process by which Qatar has established Islamic rule.