Rina Amiri: 400 days of Deprivation of Girls from the Right of Education.
Rina Amiri, the US special representative for women and human rights in Afghanistan, has said that the education of all Afghans, including women and girls, plays a key role in making Afghanistan free from poverty. Mrs. Amiri has said in a tweet that the caretaker government cannot deny the educational and work opportunities of half of the society. Rina Amiri said: “The Taliban cannot deny the educational and work opportunities of half of the population and claim that they are leading Afghanistan towards economic independence. The education of all Afghans, including women and girls, is important for Afghanistan to get out of poverty and return to hope.” After the return of the Taliban to political power, Afghan girls and women faced some severe restrictions, such as the closure of schools above the sixth grade for female students, the non-inclusion of women in the Taliban’s cabinet, the prohibition of traveling without a family member, covering women’s faces including TV presentors. The international community has conditioned the recognition of the Taliban government to respect human rights, including the rights of women and girls.