According to the Amnesty International, the Taliban’s recent policies have demonstrated that they are gender prejudiced and that their unjust conduct are in violation of international law.

The organization responded to the Taliban’s closure of girls’ schools yesterday, Wednesday, June 15th, by tweeting that the right to education is a fundamental human right and that the Taliban’s actions have called into question a universally accepted human principle.

According to the Amnesty International, the Taliban, as Afghanistan’s rulers, have a responsibility to uphold this humanitarian principle.

Amnesty International has also urged the international community not to give up the right of girls to an education in negotiations with the Taliban, but to make it their red line.

Girls in the sixth grade and above are still barred from attending school nearly ten months later, increasing public and human rights organizations’ outrage towards the Taliban.

Furthermore, the Taliban issued a number of official decrees prohibiting women from traveling, covering themselves, or working.

Meanwhile, many women have been terminated from government jobs, as soon as the Taliban assumed control of Afghanistan.

Author

  • Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).