The Secretary General of the United Nations called for the reopening of schools for girls in Afghanistan.
Antonio Guterres, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, called for the reopening of schools for girls on his X page on Monday, September 18, which is equal to the two-year anniversary of the ban on the presence of girls in high and secondary schools.
Guterres called banning girls from education “an unjustified violation of human rights” and expressed that the damage caused by this act to society and the whole country is unavoidable and it will take a long time to compensate.
He said, Girls belong to school. Let them in again.
Two years ago, when the Taliban took power in August 2021, after a few weeks of ruling Afghanistan, they reopened high and secondary schools for boys on September 18, but prevented girls from attending classes.
Many international organisations, international institutions, and world statesmen have shown their displeasure and protest against this treatment of the Taliban, but they have not yet been able to return the girls to education.
This is while the Taliban have restricted women and girls with their orders and laws and have not only prohibited them from education but also from work and social presence.