Kabul: Dozens of women marched in Afghanistan against the Taliban’s decision to ban female students from university. Women marched the streets shouting ‘everyone or no one’ after the ban was announced by the higher education minister on Tuesday.
Demonstrations broke out in Kabul after female students were turned away from university campuses.
The women chanted in slogans like, “Don’t be afraid. We are together,” and, “Rights for everyone or no one!”
In northeastern Takhar province, teenage girls said the Taliban forced them out of a private education training center and told them they no longer had the right to study.
Meanwhile today dozens of women in reactions regarding the suspension of girls’ education in Afghan universities protested in Herat city, but the Taliban prevented the spread of these demonstrations.
The security personnel in Herat have used water cannons to stop Afghan girls who were protesting for their right to education.
At the same time several male students at the Nangarhar University in Jalalabad and at Kandahar University in Afghanistan reportedly staged a protest and expressed solidarity with the women. The male students walked out of the examination hall at the University and stood by women’s rights in the country.
A video was posted by local journalist showing the male students in Nangarhar University holding posters in their hands and standing for the rights of the female students. Several female students were seen crying outside the classrooms as they were suspended access to education after the government instructed all the public and private universities to comply with the cabinet decision.