ALBAWABA - Women in Afghanistan are rising up against the Taliban's strict rule that deprives them of their simplest rights, such as education.
In the capital Kabul and other cities, tens of protesters burned posters of the Taliban officials and chanted slogans against them.
"Death to the Taliban" and "long live Afghanistan," the demonstrators were heard saying.
Women in Kabul protest against the Taliban by setting pictures of their leaders on fire and chanting "death to the Taliban" and "long live Afghanistan." These women are seen as symbols of bravery and resistance, and are a beacon of hope for the entire country. pic.twitter.com/pFovJySHPz— Habib Khan (@HabibKhanT) January 6, 2023
"Education, work, Freedom," were scribbled on some walls to express the protesters' dissent and their rejection of a Taliban education ban.
The government suspended university education for all female students in the country _ one in a series of steps to suppress women's rights and freedom.
But some girls refused to abide. Instead, they wore men's clothes to attend classes at their universities, underlining their behest to get an education.
A female student of Herat university recorded a video of herself wearing men's clothes because "being a woman in Afghanistan is now a crime."— Shabnam Nasimi (@NasimiShabnam) January 3, 2023
She asks the world not forget them as they fight for Afghanistans freedom.
"This time it's a women's revolution"
به امید آزادی. pic.twitter.com/JATN2arKad
Last March, Afghanistan banned young girls from returning to secondary schools under an order that shut down all female schools. The move came just hours after the schools were slated to reopen following months of closures, CNN reported.
The Taliban took the reign in the country in August 2021, days following an announcement on foreign forces' withdrawing from the country.
When it controlled the government, the Taliban promised that everything will remain the same for women, but the hardline group began to strip women of their rights, including work and education.
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