UN chief urges Taliban to reverse ban on girls education

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On the International Day of Education, the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres called on the Taliban to “reverse the outrageous and self-defeating ban” on Afghan women and girls’ access to secondary and higher education. UNESCO dedicated this year’s International Day of Education to girls and women in Afghanistan. Afghans, mainly women, have stood up for their rights in different forms, including public demonstrations, which are usually suppressed by the Taliban. Male university lecturers resigned and some male students walked out of their classes in solidarity with their female classmates. …

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