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Afghan Women Protest Taliban Closure of Girls’ Schools

HeadlineMar 29, 2022

In Afghanistan, the Taliban has banned several international media outlets, including Voice of America, the BBC and Germany’s Deutsche Welle. This comes after dozens of women students and teachers held a peaceful protest in front of Afghanistan’s Education Ministry in Kabul over the weekend in response to the Taliban’s order to shut down secondary schools for girls. This is a schoolteacher.

Schoolteacher: “The Taliban are scared of an educated girl. When a girl is educated, a family will be educated. And when a family is educated, a nation will be educated. And finally, an educated nation will never, ever nourish the motives of terrorists.”

The move prompted U.S. officials to cancel talks with Taliban leaders in Doha Friday to address key economic issues impacting Afghanistan.

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