Girls in Afghanistan are not allowed to go to secondary school yet. They were taught again on Wednesday for the first time since the Taliban took power but were sent home early. They are allowed to return if a special school uniform is designed according to Islamic law.


It is not clear exactly what the uniform should look like and when the design will be ready. However, requirements have already been set for the reopening of the schools. This is how the girls have to wear hijabs. One of the other conditions was that women teach them.

The Taliban came to power in August last year. At that time, the schools were closed due to the corona pandemic. After two months, boys and younger girls were allowed to go back to school. The last time the Muslim extremists were in power, from 1996 to 2001, girls and women had no access to education.

The international community has made the right to education for all a non-negotiable topic in talks on aid and recognition of the fundamentalist Islamic regime.

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