The Taliban has imposed more restrictions on the education of females in Afghanistan. In their latest edict, private and public universities across the country should ban women and girls from going into their classrooms. The measure, effective immediately, is triggering condemnation from the U.S. and the United Nations over another assault on women’s rights and freedoms.
Young women were seen crying after they were not permitted to go into their university buildings. “All of us were crying and refusing to leave the gates for several hours, and begging Taliban authorities to let us take our exams,” said one student at a private university in Kabul.
Before the announcement of the latest restriction on women, the Taliban had banned girls from middle and high school education, restricted women from seeking work and ordered them to wear head-to-toe burkas in public.