The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) emphasized the importance of educating girls in Afghanistan during a meeting with several officials from the de facto administration. They added that “education is an Islamic obligation for both men and women.”
This delegation, on Thursday, said in a statement that during their trip to Kabul, they engaged in discussions on girls’ education with Habibullah Agha, the Minister of Higher Education, and Nida Mohammad Nadeem, the Acting Minister of Education.
The organization’s press release highlighted the “consensus” among Islamic scholars regarding the “obligation” of educating women and men, emphasizing comprehensive efforts to empower and educate girls and boys in the country.
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation delegation arrived in Kabul on Thursday, aiming to engage with the Taliban authorities on “tolerance, compromise, women’s involvement in work, and female education.”
Previously, this delegation also held meetings with Amir Khan Muttaqi, the acting Foreign Minister of the current regime, Mawlavi Abdul Kabir, the acting Political Deputy Prime Minister, and Sarajuddin Haqqani, the Interior Minister of the Taliban administration.
Meanwhile, in all these meetings, the delegation emphasized the importance of girls’ education in the country.
This comes amid increasing global concerns about the continuation of restrictions on women’s education and employment in Afghanistan.
Since the Taliban came to power, they have severely curtailed women’s rights, limiting their access to education, employment, and public life.