Afghan women weep outside Edrak University in Kabul, after Taliban security forces on Wednesday enforced a higher education ban for women by blocking their access to universities. Photo: AP
Afghan women weep outside Edrak University in Kabul, after Taliban security forces on Wednesday enforced a higher education ban for women by blocking their access to universities. Photo: AP
Afghanistan

#LetHerLearn: Afghans use social media to protest against university ban for women

  • Social media filled with clips of distressed students outside campus gates, hashtags such as #LetAfghanGirlsLearn in support of Afghan women’s rights to education
  • Some male students walk out of exams in show of solidarity, while a professor resigns saying he does not want to continue teaching ‘where girls are not allowed to study’

Afghan women weep outside Edrak University in Kabul, after Taliban security forces on Wednesday enforced a higher education ban for women by blocking their access to universities. Photo: AP
Afghan women weep outside Edrak University in Kabul, after Taliban security forces on Wednesday enforced a higher education ban for women by blocking their access to universities. Photo: AP
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