Today marks the 300th day since the Taliban banned teenage Afghan girls from attending schools, specifically from grades 7-12. #LetAfghanGirlsLearn is trending on Twitter as people lament over this despicable ban.
Prominent human rights activists, anchors, and women’s rights advocates have condemned the current situation in Afghanistan while shedding light on the importance of girls’ education to progress and develop, not just for their country but for the whole world.
Nobel Prize Laureate & an advocate for girls’ education & women’s equality, Malala Yousafzai also tweeted regarding the matter. She shared an open letter from her NGO, Malala Fund, which urges the international community to take necessary steps to make the de facto government in Afghanistan reopen schools immediately.
Twitter Expresses Its Despondency Over The Ban
Most Twitter users share the same sentiments as Malala, let’s take a look at what they are saying:
“300 days since the Taliban banned teenage girls from school. Education is not a privilege, it is a basic human right and the Taliban continue to deny Afghan girls this right, simply because of their gender”
“It’s 300 days since the Taliban banned teenage girls from school, denying them a basic right. “It doesn’t mean just because there is no shooting happening we have peace. Peace for me & for #Afghan women & girls means they have access to quality education.”
“Human rights advocates to global leaders:Girls in Afghanistan have been out of school for 300 days. longer Taliban’s ban on girls’education continues, more their hopes for the future fade.we ask that you stand up for Afghan girls”
“Education is the only way of revolution, change and development ❤️🇦🇫🇦🇫”
“Nothing is more important than literacy rate of a country according to every context and after 300 days still afg govt coudn’t decide either they allow afg girls 2 learn or not just on behalf of their religious terms the future of afg girls are going to ruin.”
“300 days of Taliban’s ban on girls’ secondary education in Afghanistan.
300 days of darkness. Days that have become one long, long night. Let there be dawn. Let there be light”
“Education is a basic human right. Meanwhile, its 300 days since Afghan girls are denied all their fundamental human rights, including right to education.”
“300 days since Afghan girls are denied all their fundamental human rights. The Taliban have banned the education, employment and expression of Afghan girls, The Taliban have completely deprived Afghan women of basic human rights, Raise your voice for
“Today marks 300 days that Afghan girls have been out of school. Words are not enough. We need action from leaders to reopen schools immediately. Please read and share our open letter from
@MalalaFund Education Champions and Afghan human rights defenders.”
Denying your citizens’ education means depriving them of their basic rights. Education is a gateway to prosperity, progress, development, & so much more. Restricting a majority of your population from achieving and contributing all of that can prove extremely detrimental to Afghanistan. Let Afghan girls learn, it’s their right.
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