Afghanistan

Movement of Change for AFG Party: Closing girls’ schools violates the Taliban’s commitment to the people and the international community

Afghanistan’s Movement of Change political party, led by former Afghan Parliment member Fawzia Kofi, reacted at a news conference following the closure of girls’ schools.

Reacting to the closure of girls ‘schools on Friday (March 25, 2022), the party said that the closure of girls’ schools in Afghanistan was against the national interests of the country and the Taliban’s commitment to the Afghan people and the international community.

A resolution issued by the party states:
“Afghanistan’s Movement of change Party does not accept what is stated in the statement:” If school uniforms are designed in accordance with Afghan law, customs and culture, then girls’ schools will start according to the Taliban leadership.””

The political party also says that the people of Afghanistan expected the girls’ schools to reopen after months of closure on the third day of 1401(March 23, 2022), but it is unfortunate that, unlike all Islamic countries and other countries, the gates of educational institutions, especially schools, are closed to girls.

The party has stressed the reopening of girls ‘schools by the Taliban, saying the closure of girls’ schools is against the national interest and the Taliban’s commitment to the Afghan people and the international community.

The party also stressed that such actions would further isolate Afghanistan and further limit the country’s political and economic future.

The Taliban-led government promised to reopen girls’ schools a week before the start of the school year, but did not allow girls above the sixth grade to enter schools on reopening day.

The tear-jerking video clip of female students behind the closed gates of the school has met with widespread global reaction.

In the latest case, the United States canceled talks with the Taliban, and the foreign ministers of 16 countries, all of which are women, issued a joint statement urging the Taliban to reverse their recent decision to close girls’ schools and give everyone equal access to education.
The statement was issued on Friday (March 25, 2022) by the Foreign Ministers of Albania, Andorra, Australia, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Estonia, Germany, Iceland, Kosovo, Malawi, Mongolia, New Zealand, Sweden, Tonga and the United Kingdom.

Reported by: Latifa Sadat Mosavi

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