Women in Afghanistan will be allowed to continue their studies in universities but classrooms will be gender-segregated, the Taliban has said.
The announcement from the Taliban‘s new higher education minister Abdul Baqi Haqqani follows the group forming an all-male government and, on Saturday, hoisting its flag over the presidential palace.
Haqqani said that women would continue be allowed to attend university under the new Taliban regime, including at post-graduate levels, but that Islamic dress would be compulsory.
During the Taliban’s first era in power in the late 1990s, women and girls in the country were completely excluded from public life and denied an education.
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