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Taliban bans women from all Afghan universities

By Miriam Berger

20 Dec 2022 · 2 min read

Editor's Note

In the latest move from the Taliban to roll back women’s rights, they have been banned from all universities. The Washinton Post investigates what life is like for women in the country.

Afghanistan's Taliban-led government banned women from studying in public and private universities Tuesday, the latest in the extremist group's ongoing attacks on women's rights in the nearly year and a half since it took control of the country again after the U.S. withdrawal.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Higher Education announced the suspension, effective immediately and in place until further notice, after a Taliban government meeting, according to the Associated Press.

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