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Taliban Underground Schools

When the Taliban first took control of Afghanistan last August, they promised a more egalitarian society for women than their previous stint as leaders. However, recent changes in Afghan law show an alarming trend; female news anchors are now forced to...

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23.03 23 May 2022


Taliban Underground Schools


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When the Taliban first took control of Afghanistan last August, they promised a more egalitarian society for women than their previous stint as leaders. However, recent changes in Afghan law show an alarming trend; female news anchors are now forced to wear a complete face cover, female college students have been forced out of classes for wearing the wrong colour hijabs, and teenage girls who thought they could return to school last March are still forced to stay at home by Taliban officials.

Some Afghan women have pushed back against this rights reversal, including the emergence of makeshift schools for teenage girls.  Secunder Kermani, BBC Correspondent in Afghanistan joined Sean to discuss his recent trip to one of these secret schools.

 

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