Calsen: Restrictions on Access to Education Not Acceptable, Afghanistan Needs Educated Girls

Kabul – On the occasion of International Nurses Day, Isabelle Moussard Carlsen, Head of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Afghanistan, has voiced concern over the closure of education doors to girls and educational restrictions for the female students in Afghanistan.

According to Carlsen’s tweet, today’s students are tomorrow’s doctors, nurses, teachers, and engineers who could play an active role in the development of the country. Mr. Carlsen has called on the Taliban to remove educational restrictions for female students.

“Access to secondary education and high school is a fundamental right of female students, and is a basic need of Afghanistan’s future,” she further said.

It has been for 250 days since the Taliban regime has closed the doors of education to girls.

Taliban on the basis of the false ideology that the terror group has been following has always been against this value. On the first day of their entrance to Kabul in August 2021, they closed all the education doors to boys and girls.

In response to the world’s reactions to their decision of closing the education doors, the Taliban reopened the doors to boys but not girls. The rebels had promised that the education doors would be re-opened to girls in the spring of the year 1401 (the beginning of the school year in Afghanistan).

In contrast, the Taliban have backtracked on their commitment in the very last minutes arguing that girls’ uniforms are not aligned with Islamic values, saying that education doors to girls would remain closed until a plan is drawn up in accordance with Islamic law for them to reopen.

The U-turn in the Taliban’s decision has taken many by surprise, leaving students in tears and drawing condemnation from humanitarian agencies, human rights groups, and diplomats at a time when the Taliban administration is seeking international recognition.

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Source: Hasht-e Subh Daily

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