The Taliban officially forbid women from obtaining university degrees

Women in Afghanistan are now barred from getting a college education, a Taliban official told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

The Taliban have systematically cracked down on women’s rights and human rights in general since they took over the country in 2021. The crackdown began by forcing women to wear the hijab and observe other restrictions of Islamic extremism under threat of violence

The United States and much of the world cut off financial aid and froze assets belonging to Afghanistan after the Taliban took control of the country. The country had previously been run by a US-backed Afghan government, but it collapsed before the US could complete its withdrawal.

All of the female senators called on President Biden to ensure that women’s rights are respected under Taliban rule last year. The senators called on Biden to work with international partners to hold the Taliban accountable for their treatment of women.

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Taliban fighters escort women marching in support of the Taliban government outside Kabul University, Afghanistan.

Taliban fighters escort women marching in support of the Taliban government outside Kabul University, Afghanistan.
(AP photo / Bernat Armangue)

Afghan women shout slogans during a rally to protest the Taliban's restrictions on women, in Kabul, Afghanistan, December 28, 2021.

Afghan women shout slogans during a rally to protest the Taliban’s restrictions on women, in Kabul, Afghanistan, December 28, 2021.
(Reuters/Ali Khara)

The struggles of women in Afghanistan mirror those of women in Iran, where the country is roiled by the violent enforcement of religious dress codes. Mahsa Amini, 22, was killed in the custody of Iran’s morality police this fall after she was arrested for improperly wearing the headscarf.

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Since then, the Iranian regime has sentenced dozens of protesters to death for criticizing the regime, including a professional soccer player.

The protests have spread to more than 140 cities and towns. Reports indicate that at least 700 people have died due to the government crackdown, including dozens of children.

“In a movement where women are at the center, the barbaric and violent regime has used rape as a weapon to further demolish the morals of its people. They have attacked women in court, for dancing, for singing, for showing a bit of hair, and now they’re being raped in the worst way possible before they steal their lives,” Lisa Daftari, editor-in-chief of the Foreign Desk, said in a statement.

Protesters in Iran shout in the streets.

Protesters in Iran shout in the streets.
(Credit: NCRI)

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“It makes you wonder where are the so-called women’s rights defenders around the world and why aren’t they doing more for the women of Iran. It boggles my mind that until last week, these brutal dictators were sitting on the edge of the world. Main Committee for Women’s Rights. How long will the women of Iran have to endure this brutality before leaders step up to condemn this regime?”

Bradford Betz contributed to this report.

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