Taliban official's comments on education, jobs fuel more fears for Afghan women's rights


By Conor Finnegan
Picture Courtesy: ABC News
Picture Courtesy: ABC News

Over one month into Taliban control of Afghanistan, fears for women's and girl's rights and education have only grown -- fueled further Tuesday by a top Taliban official's comments that "women will not be allowed to come to universities or work."

The tweets from the Taliban-appointed chancellor of Kabul University set off a fresh firestorm, prompting a clarification and a complaint about media coverage, before the outspoken chancellor deleted his Twitter account.

It's a strange episode that says as much about the Taliban's acute awareness of international perceptions as it does about what the future of Taliban rule holds for half of Afghanistan's nearly 40 million people -- its women and girls.

Publish : 2021-09-29 16:42:00

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