Authorities of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan closed two educational centers in Kabul and Herat accommodating more than 1200 female students.
Roya Mahboob, the Founder of the Afghan Girls Robotic Team tweeted on Monday that the Taliban authorities forcibly shut the education centers in Herat and Kabul. More than a thousand female students were taking pieces training in business, Robotics, coding, and Information Communications Technology.
Following the latest decree by the Ministry of Higher Education of the interim regime banning women’s university education, the dreams of thousands of school and university girls were buried.
Afghanistan’s Taliban regime gradually started implementing extremely strict practices with regard to women’s education and employment, prompting worldwide criticisms. According to the ruling regime’s interpretations of Islamic Sharia, girls and women in Afghanistan were not fully complying with the established rules and regulations in universities and work environments. As a consequence of which, women have been barred from attending universities, and training centers as well as working with private or foreign non-governmental organizations until further notice.
The extremely harsh move of the Taliban administration was accompanied by condemnations on national and global levels, calling on the ruling regime to revoke their decisions. It also sparked protests in different parts of the country, as female university students and female toot the streets and chanted “education is our right”.
Whether the Taliban authorities change their policy regarding girls’ and women’s education is up to them, however, women have been completely erased from public life in Afghan society, with no hope, prospect, or future ahead.