Taliban Closes Afghan Universities To Women

  • “You are all informed to immediately implement the mentioned order of suspending education of females under further notice,” said the letter to government and private universities, per DW News.
  • The Taliban already effectively banned girls from secondary education once the group retook control of Afghanistan last year following the withdrawal of U.S. military forces from the country.
  • Despite this crackdown in classrooms, Afghan girls were able to take high school graduation exams earlier this month, the Associated Press reported.
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