Amnesty International reiterates its call for reopening of girls’ schools in Afghanistan

Amnesty International has expressed its concerns over the prolonged closure of schools for girls above grade six in Afghanistan, urging action to lift the ban imposed by the Taliban.

The organization’s South Asia division highlighted that the Taliban’s “cruel policies” have effectively “imprisoned” the aspirations of young girls by keeping them confined to their homes.

“As schools reopen, Afghan girls remain locked out,” Amnesty International observed, calling for an end to what it describes as a “systematic assault on an entire generation” and demanding immediate action.

This appeal comes as the Taliban continues to prohibit female students beyond grade six from attending school, marking the third consecutive year of such restrictions. Despite facing both national and international criticism for its oppressive treatment of girls and women, the Taliban has not introduced any reforms.