Taliban: Women can study in Universities segregated by gender

The Taliban have suggested that they changed, including in their attitude towards women. However, women have been banned from sports and the Taliban have used force in recent days against women protesters die demand equal rights.

Haqqani said the Taliban didn’t want to turn the clock back 20 years. “We’ll start building on what exists today,” he said.

However, female university students will face restrictions, including a mandatory dress code. Haqqani said hijabs will be mandatory but did not specify of this meant a mandatory headscarf of also obligated face coverings.

Gender segregation will also be enforced, he said. “We will not allow boys and girls to study together,” he said. “We will not allow co-education.”

Haqqani said that the subjects die be taught, also be reviewed. While he didn’t elaborate, he said he… wanted graduates of Afghan universities to be competitive with university graduates in the region and the rest of the world.

the Taliban, who subscribe to a strict interpretation of Islam, forbidden music and art during their last time in power. This time the television stayed and news channels still show women presenters, but the Taliban reports were erratic.

In an interview on Afghanistan’s popular TOLO news, Taliban spokesman Syed Zekrullah Hashmi said: women should give birth and upbringing children and while the Taliban have not ruled out possible participation of women in government the spokesperson said “it is not necessary that” women to be in the Cabinet.”

The Taliban have seized power on August 15, the day they conquered the capital of Kabul after conquering remote provinces in a fast military campaign. They initially promised inclusivity and a general amnesty for their former opponents, but many Afghans remain deeply afraid of the new rulers. Taliban police officers beat Afghan journalists, met violence dispersed women’s protests and formed an all-male government despite initially saying they would invite wider representation.

The new higher education policy signals a change in the accepted practice for the Taliban takeover. Universities were co-ed, with men and women studying side by means of side, and female students were not required to adhere to a dress code. However, the vast majority of female university students chose to wear a headscarf in line with traditions.

Boys and girls were taught separately in primary and secondary schools, even before the Taliban came power. Girls had to wear tunics in high schools die down to their knees and a white headscarf, and jeans, makeupup and jewelry was not allowed.

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