Hider Barr, deputy head of Human Rights Watch, considers the continued deprivation of girls from education harmful for the future of the country. Following the closure of girls’ schools in Afghanistan, the Human Rights Watch says that Afghanistan is the only country in the world where girls are prevented from going to school. Hyder Barr, deputy head of Human Rights Watch, considers the continued deprivation of girls from education harmful for the future of the country. Hider Barr, deputy head of Human Rights Watch, said: “Today marks the 389th day of the ban on girls going to secondary schools, which was imposed by the Taliban in September 2021. Afghanistan is the only country in the world where girls are denied access to education due to systematic gender discrimination. At the same time, a human rights activist who did not want to be named says that the internal conflict of the Taliban is the main reason for the decision that keeping schools for girls has nothing to do with the cultural, religious and ethnic conditions in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, a number of girls say that they want to study, have their own place in the society and serve the people and the country. Rahima, the pseudonym of one of the students who refused to give her name, told the news: “We want to become a journalist or a brave journalist to serve the offended women of this country.” She said: “Education is our right.” He said: “The closure of schools has disappointed us. He continued, “We want girls in school. This is our wish, this is the wish of the nation, education is a human right and Islam has given this right. Shekiba, a student of the 11th grade of the school, says, “She is very worried about her school being closed. She says that some may be able to somehow advance their studies, but most girls do not have this opportunity. According to Shekiba, with the closure of schools, students have become hopeless and unplanned. He talks about his longing for his class and classmates and asks the Taliban to allow all girls’ schools to operate. The Taliban have banned girls above the sixth grade from going to school since the beginning of the new rule in August 2021. Although Taliban officials had repeatedly promised that girls’ schools would be reopened in the new academic year, these schools were blocked by the Taliban hours after they reopened.
Report by meena Habib