On World Nursing Day, Isabelle Moussard Carlson, the head of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), expressed concern about the closure of girls’ school doors and the restrictions put on them.

On International Nurses’ Day, Isabelle Moussard tweeted that the Taliban’s restrictions on girls in Afghanistan hinder us from having the strength to advance society tomorrow.

She made a point of saying that “students of today are the doctors, midwives, teachers, and engineers of tomorrow.”

She tweeted, “access to secondary & tertiary education for girls and women is both a human rights issue and a concrete necessity for the future of all Afghans.”

Girls, on the other hand, have been barred from attending school for the past nine months since the Taliban took power.

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