The public life of women in Afghanistan has been completely cut off due to the Taliban’s vigilantism. During the 53rd regular session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, UN Special Rapporteur Irene Khan expressed concern over the situation in Afghanistan in particular, citing gender discrimination against women. Meanwhile, the exclusion of even a single female candidate from the medical examination shows how hardline policies of the Taliban are repressing women.
According to Afghan news channel Tolo News, Irene Khan said in a report that women’s rights groups play an important role in the struggle for gender equality as well as the promotion of women’s rights, but due to restrictions on women in some countries They are facing a lot of pressure. Afghanistan is a great example of this. During the session, women’s rights activist and Permanent Representative of Afghanistan to the Human Rights Council Suraiya Paikan said, the mere presence of women in a ministry or institution does not give them equal legal rights.
According to TOLO News, more than 2,000 candidates appeared for the examination for general internal medicine and surgery at the Polytechnic University in Kabul. But there was no female participant in it.
Ulema is advocating for further education of girls
Meanwhile, some clerics in Afghanistan’s Parwan province have urged the Taliban regime to reopen their schools to teach girls beyond grade six. Recently, on the occasion of the inauguration of a madrasa, the Ulemas said that along with religious training, modern education is also important for girls. Therefore, the Taliban regime is urged to re-open their schools for girls’ education across the country.
Amid reports that girls are being barred from education, women’s rights are being suppressed and they are ostracized from public life, the Taliban has claimed that its regime has taken all possible steps for the betterment of women so that they can live a prosperous and peaceful life. Can the Taliban’s supreme leader Hibatullah Akhundzada issue a special message on Sunday ahead of the Bakrid holiday? In it, he claimed that during the rule of the Islamic Emirate, women have been freed from all evil practices like forced marriage.