ACCEPTED, KOMPAS.TV – The Taliban have promised to allow Afghan women to go to school.
They plan to reopen schools for girls at the end of March.
This was stated by the spokesman for the Taliban, Zabihullah Mujahid, on Saturday (January 15, 2022).
Since regaining control of Afghanistan in mid-August, the Taliban have not allowed girls to return to school, particularly after the 7th grade.
This is one of the reasons why the international community is reluctant to recognize the Taliban government.
They fear the Taliban will again impose restrictions on women, as they came to power 20 years ago, to get an education, work and appear in public.
At the interview Associated Press, Mujahid said her education department will try to open classes for girls and women after the Afghan New Year, which begins on March 21.
Afghanistan, like neighboring Iran, uses the Islamic Shamsi Hijira calendar.
Mujahid said in the interview that employing women and girls is a matter of capacity.