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UNSC calls on Taliban to reverse its decision prohibiting women from attending universities

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The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has expressed concerns over the Taliban’s decision to close all schools above the sixth grade for girls in Afghanistan. The UNSC said that it is deeply alarmed by the reports of the Taliban have prohibited women and girls from attending universities. The UNSC called for the full, equal, and meaningful participation of women and girls in Afghanistan.

The Security Council called on the Taliban to reopen schools and swiftly reverse these policies and practices, which represents an increasing erosion of the fundamental freedoms of people in the country. The Taliban reportedly has also forbidden female employees of NGOs and international organizations from reporting to work. The UNSC said that the move would have a large and immediate impact on humanitarian activities in the country.

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