AFGHANISTAN GIRLS’ EDUCATION IN DANGER

The current crisis in Afghanistan has jeopardized girls’ education and future. Developments of the past month suggest that the Taliban does not intend to retain women’s rights, contrary to what was promised to the people of Afghanistan, as women have been removed from government positions and boys were invited to start school (rather than both girls and boys). There has been no statement saying that girls would be prohibited from receiving education, however, and universities have opened for both men and women.

Though girls living in Afghanistan have written about their fears and uncertainty of the future, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, has commented on the situation saying that women will should be able to attend school as it is not Islamic to ban education for women.

The future remains undecided for girls in Afghanistan, and they continue to endure rapid changes to their world.

This spread includes excerpt from the International Rescue Committee and Hindustan Times. To read the full articles please visit: https://www.rescue.org/article/millions-afghan-girls-may-not-go-back-school-september and https://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/imran-khan-says-stopping-women-from-accessing-education-unislamic-101632320003.

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