Afghan women have increased restrictions on education: they were forbidden to enter universities
In Afghanistan, restrictions on education for women have been tightened. The radical Islamic group Taliban banned girls from taking university entrance exams for an indefinite period. This was reported by the publication “Voice of America”.
Taliban Ministry of Higher Education spokesman Ziaullah Hashmi confirmed to reporters that a letter was sent to private Afghan universities across the country with an order not to enroll female students for the upcoming spring semester. They also warned that those universities that do not comply with the order will be brought to justice.
The Taliban seized power in Afghanistan in August 2021, after which they severely limited the rights and freedom of women.
It was forbidden to visit parks, gyms and public baths, to act in films and TV shows, to journalists and presenters – appear on television without a headscarf, and girls — to attend secondary schools after the sixth grade.
Last month, Islamist rulers abruptly closed universities to female students until further notice and banned women from working in national and international non-governmental organizations.
Such bans caused a great uproar . The United Nations immediately responded and sent a high-level delegation to Kabul, led by UN Under-Secretary-General Amina Mohammed.
The Taliban refused to lift the restrictions, saying they were in line with Afghan culture and Sharia.
< p>The rejection forced donor countries to cut off all but humanitarian aid and maintain economic sanctions.
Taliban and UN officials say more than 1 million girls are out of school because of the ban on women's education.
Prepared by: Sergey Daga