However, the Islamic Emirate’s spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, rejected the violation of women’s rights in the country.
The head of UNAMA, Roza Otunbayeva, once again criticized what she called the violation of the rights of women and girls in Afghanistan.
Speaking at the international conference “Women in Islam,” which was held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, by the OIC, Otunbayeva said restrictions on women and girls have been denied access to high schools and higher education.
“Women and girls, these restrictions have denied them access to high schools, higher education, and just about every sphere of social economic cultural, and political life. Regrettably, these limitations have become integral parts of the governing system presented by the Taliban…,” she added.
“As those doors of opportunity closed to the Afghan women, I think it is absolutely correct for Muslim countries to ask of the Afghan government as to who has given them the right to close the door of opportunity exclusively for women,” said the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs for the Cabinet of Pakistan, Hina Rabbani Khar.
“The time has come … this suspension has to stop. We the people of Afghanistan, women of Afghanistan, and you, the most important organization for the Muslim world, let’s repeat this message — and find a solution for women of Afghanistan,” said the head of the Afghan Women’s Association Fatana Gilani.
However, the Islamic Emirate’s spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, rejected the violation of women’s rights in the country and said that the issue of education in the country can be solved but it takes time to solve it.
“First, this is that the rights of the sisters will be addressed. Secondly, regarding the education of sisters, a part of their education has been suspended, which has not been denied, but the search is ongoing to find a suitable solution,” Mujahid noted.
This comes as more than eight hundred days have passed since schools above the sixth grade were closed for girls, an issue that has always had internal and external reactions, but the Islamic Emirate has yet to speak about the reopening of schools for girls.