Malala Yousafzai and a number of human rights activists by sending a letter to the Taliban asking them to allow girls to go to school. Malala was shot and wounded by the Pakistani Taliban while she was school student.
In an open letter released Sunday, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai and a number of women rights activists called on Taliban leaders to “lift the ban on girls’ education and reopen high schools immediately.
Yousefzai pointed to leaders of Islamic countries to make it clear to the Taliban that “religion does not prevent girls from going to school.”
She said in a statement posted on Twitter that the Taliban wanted to remove girls and women from all public life in Afghanistan.
Malala Yousafzai added that women in Afghanistan are now taking to the streets to fight for their rights. She called on countries, including Muslim countries, to stand beside the women of Afghanistan.
Malala said the Taliban prevented girls from going to school and women from working, forcing them to travel without a family man and forcing them to cover their faces and bodies completely.
He added that the Taliban continue to break their promises and that there are concerns about women and girls.
She said: “I call on leaders around the world to take collective action to hold the Taliban accountable for the human rights abuses of millions of women and girls,”.
Yousefzai, a 2012 education rights activist, was shot and severely wounded by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in her hometown of Pakistan’s Swat Valley while riding a school bus.
She, now 24, is suing to set up a non-profit fund to educate girls, which has invested 2 million Dollars in Afghanistan.
The order, published today, Saturday, May 7, 2022 states that “it is obligatory and necessary for genuine and mature Muslim women to observe the Islamic Hijab.
The order states that any clothing that covers the body is a Hijab, but added that it should not be “tight and narrow.”
The Taliban leader has said that for women, the chador is the “best” type of Hijab. According to the ministry, the black dress and chador promoting the hijab is also a religious Hijab