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UNAMA to Taliban: Continuing the Ban on Girls’ Education Is Isolating Afghanistan

Bayan News – Rosa Otunbayeva, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), has stated that the continuation of the ban on girls’ education is isolating Afghanistan.

On Thursday, January 24, on the occasion of International Education Day, Otunbayeva added that education is a vital matter for the well-being and peace of society, and this fact must be understood by the Taliban.

In a message, Otunbayeva emphasized that education is not merely a moral obligation and urged the Taliban to take responsibility for protecting and supporting education for all, regardless of gender.

The Head of UNAMA stated, “Imposing on the current path only inflicts further harm on all Afghans and keeps Afghanistan isolated from the Islamic world and the global community.”

According to her, respect for women’s rights and girls’ education is not a Western issue but exists in all Islamic societies as well.

She stated, “Continuing the deprivation of women and girls from sustainable education is not sustainable because with each passing day, the foundation of a prosperous and equitable society weakens.”

International Education Day comes at a time when girls and women in Afghanistan have been banned from education following the Taliban’s return to power.

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