Malala writes to Taliban one month after ladies’ college ban

Malala writes to Taliban one month after ladies’ college ban


Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Pakistani Taliban as a schoolgirl, has urged Afghanistan’s new rulers to let ladies return to high school.

It has been one month for the reason that hardline Islamist Taliban, which seized energy in August, excluded ladies from returning to secondary college whereas ordering boys again to class.

The Taliban have claimed they are going to enable ladies to return as soon as they’ve ensured safety and stricter segregation underneath their interpretation of Islamic legislation — however many are sceptical. 

“To the Taliban authorities…reverse the de facto ban on ladies’ training and re-open ladies’ secondary colleges instantly,” Yousafzai and a lot of Afghan ladies’s rights activists stated in an open letter revealed on Sunday.

Yousafzai referred to as on the leaders of Muslim nations to make it clear to the Taliban that “faith doesn’t justify stopping ladies from going to high school”.

“Afghanistan is now the one nation on the planet that forbids ladies’ training,” stated the writers, who included the top of the Afghan human rights fee underneath the final US-backed authorities Shaharzad Akbar.

The authors referred to as on G20 world leaders to supply pressing funding for an training plan for Afghan youngsters.

A petition alongside the letter had on Monday obtained greater than 640,000 signatures.

Training activist Yousafzai was shot by militants from the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, an offshoot of the Afghan Taliban, in her dwelling city within the Swat valley whereas on a faculty bus in 2012.

Now 24 years previous, she advocates for women’ training, together with her non-profit Malala Fund having invested $2 million in Afghanistan. 

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