Higher education minister said on Sunday that Afghan women would be allowed to study in universities, but mixed classes would be banned under his order. TalibanAbdul Baqi Haqqani. Learn more about the status of women in the video above. Afghanistan.
radical islamic group Who took power on 15 August, after toppling the pro-West government, promised to act differently from its previous regime (between 1996 and 2001), when girls and women were forbidden from going to school.
“The people of Afghanistan will continue to receive higher education in accordance with Sharia rules” [lei islâmica], which prohibits mixed classes,” Haqqani said at a senior-member assembly known as the Loya Jirga.
He added that the Taliban “seeks the creation of an appropriate educational program that is consistent with our Islamic, national and historical values and, on the other hand, capable of competing with other countries.”
Young men and women would be segregated in primary and secondary schools, which was common in a conservative country such as Afghanistan.
The Taliban advocates respect for progress in women’s rights, but only in accordance with their strict interpretation of Islamic law.
Will women be able to work, educate themselves to a higher standard, and mingle with men are some of the most frequently asked questions by supervisors.
But the Taliban’s change in attitude is viewed with suspicion, and many wonder whether they will keep their promises.
No women attended Sunday’s meeting in Kabul, which was attended by other senior Taliban officials.
A student who worked in the university town during the previous government said, “The Taliban minister “spoke only to male teachers and students.” According to him, this was a “systematic prevention of women’s participation in decisions” and “the Taliban’s words and distance between their actions”.
The number of university students has increased over the past 20 years of Western presence, particularly among women who study with men and attend seminars taught by male professors. But a series of attacks on educational centers in recent months, resulting in dozens of deaths, has created panic among the population. The Taliban have denied being behind the attacks, some claimed by the local branch of Islamic State.
During their previous repressive regime, the Taliban forced women out of public life, banned their entertainment, and fornicators were given terrible punishments such as stoning.
Watch the testimony of an Afghan woman who had to drop out of school in the video below:
Afghanistan under Taliban: dropout student writes poetry to other women
Image from a street in Kabul, Afghanistan, about a week before the Taliban invaded the city, August 7 – Photo: Sajjad Hussein/AFP