By RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi: A man who wheeled books around Kabul and gave them out for free in response to a Taliban ban on higher education for girls and women was arrested on February 2. The day before, RFE/RL interviewed him as he made his rounds through the Afghan capital.
Khaama: Mark R. Whittington, a renowned space exploration author, has discussed Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite that how best can help Afghan women who are banned from education by the Taliban, the Hill reported. The Starlink system can offer access to high-speed Internet in remote areas without installing cables or constructing a significant amount of new
By Farangis Najibullah Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty January 30, 2023 With the Taliban government banning women from attending universities in Afghanistan, an EU-funded project is being revived to bring dozens of Afghan girls to study in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan. More than 100 Afghan girls who were awarded five-year scholarships are already in the host countries
Tolo News: Female students in grade 6-12 still face an uncertain future as Sunday marks 500 days that schools have been closed for girls in those grades. The students said the closed schools have faced them with psychological problems and mental pressure. Click here to read more (external link). Related Girls React to Ban on
8am: Iranian Foreign Minister, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said that the ban imposed by the Taliban on university education for women contradicts Islamic teachings. The Foreign Affairs Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran expressed this issue on Tuesday, at the meeting of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) Council of foreign ministers. Click here to read more
Nazrana Ghaffar Yousufzai VOA News January 23, 2023 WASHINGTON — Malala Yousafzai says that the world should come together to support the fundamental rights of Afghan women. The Nobel Peace Prize Laureate said in an interview with VOA that the people of Afghanistan, Muslim countries and the international community should stand with Afghan women in their
BBC News: “I call on fathers to take the hands of their daughters and walk them to school, even if the gates are shut.” Professor Ismail Mashal, who runs a private university in Kabul, says he has had enough of the restrictions women face in Afghanistan. Slender and well dressed, he is a mixture of
Sarah Zaman VOA News January 22, 2023 WASHINGTON — Every morning, in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Kabul, Afghanistan, girls secretly gather in a house to study, something that millions of girls around the world do freely. As the global community marks International Day of Education on Tuesday, Afghanistan is the only country where girls
Middle East Eye: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has denounced the Taliban’s order to ban university and primary education for Afghanistan’s women as “unIslamic”, promising to follow the issue until it is resolved in a televised speech on Wednesday. “It is inhumane and un-Islamic,” Erdogan said while addressing an international conference on ombudsmanship in Ankara.
AFP: Ismail Mashal, a lecturer in journalism for more than a decade at three universities in Kabul, shred his qualifications and resigned from the institutions after the ban was issued this month. “I’m raising my voice. I’m standing with my sisters…. My protest will continue even if it costs my life,” Mashal, 35, told AFP