The arrival of the Taliban | Malala Yousafzai says she fears for her ‘Afghan sisters’

(Washington) “Like many women, I fear for my Afghan sisters”: Pakistani women’s rights activist Malala Yousafzai voiced her concerns on Tuesday at The New York TimesAfter the Taliban took power in Afghanistan.

In a column in the American daily, the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize compares the future of Afghan women with the special situation of Afghan women, who in 2012 survived a Taliban attack in Pakistan.

Ciblée d’une balle dans la tête pour avoir promu l’éducation des jeunes filles, l’adolescente de 15 ans avait été évacuée entre la vie et la mort vers un hôpital de Birmingham au Royaume-Uni, avait où reselle jelle con later.

Now she is 24 years old, she lives in the UK with her family and graduated from the prestigious Oxford University.

“I can’t help but feel grateful for my life today. After graduating from college last year, and beginning to chart my career, I can’t imagine losing everything—returning to a life dictated by armed men,” she writes.

Afghan girls and young women find themselves once again in a situation I found myself in – desperate to never be allowed to go back to the classroom or keep a book.

Malala Yousafzai

When the Taliban ruled Afghanistan between 1996 and 2001, girls’ schools were closed, women could not travel or work, and were forced to wear the burqa in public, a veil that covers the entire body and face, with a mesh of cloth at eye level. .

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Women and children trying to enter Kabul airport to be evacuated.

Women could only leave their homes accompanied by a “mahram”, a man accompanying their family, and floggings and executions, including stoning for adultery, were practiced in city squares and in stadiums.

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With the return of the Taliban to power, many countries and human rights organizations have expressed concern about the plight of girls and women in Afghanistan.

The Taliban spokesman said, on Tuesday, that his group is now committed to “allowing women to work, according to the principles of Islam,” and that they will be obligated to wear the Islamic headscarf, not the burqa.

Malala Yousafzai is now hoping for an international response to help Afghan women and girls.

They demand the protection, education, freedom, and future they were promised. We cannot continue to let them down. “We have no time to waste,” pleads the young activist.

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