Afghan girls continue education after Taliban takeover

HERAT, AFGHANISTAN - SEPTEMBER 15: As all eyes are now on the Taliban over what kind of a rule they will impose in the ethnically divided country after seizing power in Afghanistan, girls returned to school a few days after the Taliban’s rapid takeover. Since the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan on Aug. 15, forcing the majority of Ashraf Ghani's government officials to flee the country, the Afghan women's population has been concerned about restrictions on women's education and active involvement in social and economic life. Anadolu Agency on Wednesday (Sept. 15) videoed girls wearing white hijabs and black tunics attending class, chatting in the courtyard in a primary school in the western Afghan city of Herat - the country’s second-largest city -, and streaming out of the school after a busy day. After coming to power in 1995, the Taliban completely closed down schools. Only religious studies in religious schools (madrassas) were allowed for boys. Also, the Taliban systematically carry out destructive abuses against women including the denial of education. Before the Taliban came to power in 1996, Afghanistan’s education system had already been severely damaged during the country’s armed conflicts in the 1980s and 1990s. During their five-year rule, the Taliban prohibited almost all education for girls and women. But this time the Taliban claims that they have changed. In his first news conference in Kabul on Aug. 17, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid assured Afghan women that their rights would be protected within the confines of Islamic law and that they would be able to participate actively in society and pursue education at their free will in complete security. Nearly two weeks after taking power in the capital Kabul, they also have asked all women public healthcare workers to resume their duties.(Footage by Stringer /Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
HERAT, AFGHANISTAN - SEPTEMBER 15: As all eyes are now on the Taliban over what kind of a rule they will impose in the ethnically divided country after seizing power in Afghanistan, girls returned to school a few days after the Taliban’s rapid takeover. Since the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan on Aug. 15, forcing the majority of Ashraf Ghani's government officials to flee the country, the Afghan women's population has been concerned about restrictions on women's education and active involvement in social and economic life. Anadolu Agency on Wednesday (Sept. 15) videoed girls wearing white hijabs and black tunics attending class, chatting in the courtyard in a primary school in the western Afghan city of Herat - the country’s second-largest city -, and streaming out of the school after a busy day. After coming to power in 1995, the Taliban completely closed down schools. Only religious studies in religious schools (madrassas) were allowed for boys. Also, the Taliban systematically carry out destructive abuses against women including the denial of education. Before the Taliban came to power in 1996, Afghanistan’s education system had already been severely damaged during the country’s armed conflicts in the 1980s and 1990s. During their five-year rule, the Taliban prohibited almost all education for girls and women. But this time the Taliban claims that they have changed. In his first news conference in Kabul on Aug. 17, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid assured Afghan women that their rights would be protected within the confines of Islamic law and that they would be able to participate actively in society and pursue education at their free will in complete security. Nearly two weeks after taking power in the capital Kabul, they also have asked all women public healthcare workers to resume their duties.(Footage by Stringer /Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
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