September 28, 2022

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In Afghanistan, the world has a curtain-splitting room between men and women returning to school

Classes returned from universities Afghanistan Then Taliban Took power, in some classes The Women And the men were separated by curtains in the middle of the room.

Photos of classrooms at Avicenna University in Kabul show a gray curtain separating the center of the classroom Female students Wearing long tunics and headgear, but with visible faces.

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Avicenna University students in Kabul, in an image posted on social media – Photo: Reproduction / via Reuters

A section of women in the country fear that they will lose the rights they have fought for for the past two decades. Many families and authorities in the deeply conservative country did not allow them to study.

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Herat University journalism professor told Reuters he decided to split his class into two – the first half will be attended by women, and then it will be the turn of men.

Some students and teachers left the country.

Video: What can be expected from the future of women in Afghanistan?

Video: What can be expected from the future of women in Afghanistan?

International observers have been focusing on what is happening in the country’s teaching sectors since the Taliban returned to power.

Some Western nations have said the Taliban will only send aid to Afghanistan if it treats women and girls morally.

During the group’s first government, between 1996 and 2001, girls were banned from attending schools and universities and were unable to work.

In recent weeks, the Taliban have said that women will receive specific treatment under Islamic law, but have never specified what that means.

What the Taliban have already said about the students

Taliban students even laid down new rules for going to universities: Afghan students were required to wear a black abaya (a long dress worn by Muslims) and a niqab to cover their faces.

Classes Does not mix, According to an order issued by the new Taliban regime.

In addition, women enrolled in these institutions are required to leave the room five minutes earlier than the students and wait in the waiting rooms, according to an order dated Saturday (4). Higher education.

Universities should “appoint female professors for students” or hire “older professors” who are morally tested.

Screen is a temporary solution

Professors and students at universities in major cities (Kabul, Kandahar and Herat) are segregated – they take classes in other rooms or are confined to a specific area of ​​campus.

Anjila, a 21-year-old student at the University of Kabul, said before the Taliban regained power, students were already segregated by gender, but there was no physical division between them. “Placing curtains is unacceptable,” he said.

Officially, the Taliban did not comment on photos of students separated by curtains. The leader of the militant group issued statements about the pictures on the condition that he not be identified. The split is perfectly acceptable, he said, adding that Afghanistan is a country with limited resources and now it is better to have the same teacher teaching both sides of the class.

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