Tag: Women Rights

Taliban Bans University Education for Women in Afghanistan

Taliban Bans University Education for Women in Afghanistan

The latest decision to forbid women from pursuing higher education in Afghanistan is a setback for everyone impacted, as it further deflates what little optimism there is for development in the nation. People were hopeful that a different Ministry of Education directive from March, which barred girls from attending state-run secondary schools, would be overturned at the time the order was announced.

Iran’s Gen Z leading the protest and influencing social media

Iran’s Gen Z leading the protest and influencing social media

Following the tragic death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in mid-September, furious and impassioned protests erupted in dozens of Iranian cities. On September 16, Amini was arrested by the infamous Iranian “morality police” — Guidance Patrol — for allegedly “improperly” wearing her hijab. She died two days later in their custody, with bruises on her face and body.

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