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The UN envoy urged Afghanistan’s top education chief to lift the ban on women

Kabul, Afghanistan – The UN’s top envoy on Saturday discussed with the Taliban-led Afghan government’s minister of higher education a ban on women entering universities. On December 20, Taliban officials ordered the closure of public and private universities for women. It has sparked widespread international condemnation, including from Muslim-majority countries such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar … Read more

Male students in Afghanistan boycotted classes because of the ban on higher education for women

Kabul [Afghanistan]December 26/2010 Following the Taliban’s ban on women’s university education, male students across the country began to walk out of school to protest the ban on women’s higher education, Tolo News reported on Sunday. The male students protested strongly to pursue their studies until they were opened to female students as well. “We will … Read more

Taliban Explains Why Afghan Women Are Banned From Universities

Afghan universities are off limits to female students. (file) Kabul: Afghan universities have banned women because female students did not follow guidelines, including an appropriate dress code, the Taliban’s minister of higher education said Thursday. The ban, announced in early August last year, is the latest restriction on women’s rights in Afghanistan since the Taliban … Read more