Afghan Women Under Taliban: ECW calls on Taliban authorities to allow education for women

The Taliban had ordered an indefinite ban on university education for Afghan girls, drawing strong condemnation from Afghanistan. Several organizations called on Taliban officials to rescind their decision to suspend university education for Afghan women.

Afghan Women Under Taliban: ECW calls on Taliban authorities to allow education for women

After the Taliban ordered an indefinite ban on university education for Afghan girls, humanitarian organizations including Education Cannot Wait (ECW), United Nations Global, (a multibillion-dollar fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises) Afghan to Taliban officials in Kabul asked to rescind his decision to suspend women's university education.

Everyone has the right to education

According to Khama Press, the ECW has called on the interim Taliban government to allow education for all girls. She said the UN-led humanitarian organization stands in solidarity with the women in Afghanistan, adding that every person has the right to education. 

Education cannot stand with every woman

Khama Press quoted the ECW statement as saying that Education Cannot Wait stands in solidarity with every girl and woman in Afghanistan. Every person has the right to education. We stand in solidarity with every Afghan father, brother, husband and son who sees their daughter, sister, wife and mother denied their right to education.. 

The statement said that education and knowledge are the cornerstone of the teachings of Islam, the cornerstone of an enlightened society and the cornerstone of peace, economic prosperity and progress everywhere. Girls and women who are guaranteed their human rights – especially their right to access knowledge – are the backbone of a larger society born of war and poverty. 

Governments and organizations opposed the decision of Afghanistan

After the Minister of Higher Education of Afghanistan's Interim Regime announced a ban on university education for Afghan girls, the decision has been condemned by one government after another from around the world. 

According to Human Rights Watch (HRW), the Taliban took over Afghanistan in August 2021 and implemented policies that specifically restrict the rights of women and girls. The Islamist group dismissed all women from leadership positions in the civil service and barred girls from attending secondary schools in most provinces.

In addition, the European Union on Wednesday condemned the decision of the Taliban (sanctioned for terrorism by the United Nations) to ban higher education for Afghan women. 

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell tweeted: "The EU strongly condemns the Taliban's decision to suspend higher education for Afghan women." A unique move in the world that violates the rights and aspirations of Afghans and deprives Afghan women of their contribution to society. 

Ban on education told 'disaster'Calling the Taliban's ban on university education for Afghan women a 'disaster', former captain of Afghanistan's wheelchair basketball team and two-time war victim Nilofar Bayt said the next step would be to not allow women to breathe and Or else women will not exist in the society. 

In an exclusive interview with ANI, Niloufer, who fled Afghanistan after Taliban came to power, said that unfortunately Taliban said that women are not allowed to go to universities and we saw that girls are not entering universities. Can do It's been almost a year and a half since schools for girls were closed and now it's time for universities and girls are not allowed to go to universities. 

It is a disaster, said Neelofer. I think with these kinds of restrictions we see they are kind of restricting women, the next plan for women in Afghanistan is not going to be able to breathe and the next plan for Taliban for women is that women Not allowed to exist. Because every day they are adding new rules and new restrictions and women in Afghanistan are no longer part of the society. 

harm to the economy

According to a UNICEF report released in August, the fact that girls in Afghanistan are deprived of secondary education has cost the country's economy at least US$500 million over the past 12 months, which is more than half the GDP. is 2.5 percent. 

Since 15 August 2021, the de facto authorities have prevented girls from attending secondary school, restricted the freedom of movement of women and girls, expelled women from most areas of the workforce and barred women from parks, On using the gym and public places banned.

These restrictions culminate with the confinement of Afghan women and girls to the four walls of their homes.