Afghan boys refuse to go to school in solidarity with female students
The Wall Street Journal reported that many boys would not return until the girls were allowed. “Women are half of society … I will not show up to school until girls’ schools are also open,” said Rohullah, an 18-year-old student in Class 12.
The announcement was made by the Taliban Education Ministry and spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid said, “All male teachers and students should attend their educational institutions,” not to mention women.
Because of this, few girls were demotivated by the idea of going to school and started to wonder if they should.
Mohammadreza, a school principal, condemned the decision to suppress girls and said: “Girls’ education fixes a generation. The education of boys can affect a family, but the education of girls affects society. We are following the issue very closely. so that girls can go back to school and complete their education. “
The Taliban have already announced their intention to force women and girls to stay at home, as they did during their rule in Afghanistan until 2001.
Amid growing concerns, even the United Nations has expressed concerns about the future of girls in the country.
(With entries from The Wall Street Journal).