Nationwide protests if Afghan girls’ schools stay shut, say activists

The Taliban has rolled back decades of gains made by women in Afghanistan, who have been barred from travelling alone and squeezed out of many government jobs. – EPA pic, March 27, 2022.

WOMEN’S rights activists pledged to launch a wave of protests across Afghanistan if the Taliban government fails to reopen girls’ secondary schools within a week.

Thousands of secondary schoolgirls flocked to classes on Wednesday, after the hard-line Islamists reopened their institutions for the first time since seizing power last August.

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