Female writers organized a poetry performance program in Kabul and urged the Islamic Emirate to reopen girls’ schools above sixth grade.
These female poets and writers who gathered in the capital from different provinces said that stopping girls from going to school is a violation of Islamic law and of human rights laws and norms.
In a resolution, they said that the closure of girls' schools has no religious justification.
"What is our sin? We still have a lot of problems in our country including unemployment, poverty, and immigration. Yet these challenges persist and are not given priority; but they are restricting the rights of women, particularly their access to an education,” said Ogi, one of the organizers of the program.
The organizers said that by holding this program, they want to motivate girls who are not allowed to attend school.
Meanwhile, those who participated asked officials to remove restrictions on women and reopen girls' schools.
"We want to express our message to those who have limited our lives and presence in society, with the help of poetry, and we want to continue our civic actions and obtain our human rights,” said Zarmina, a student.
“We ask the Islamic Emirate to lift the restrictions which are imposed on us. Please open schools and provide us the opportunity to continue our education and work,” said Safiya, another student.
It has been 292 days since the closure of girl’s schools in the country. The decision provoked national and international reactions, but it is still not clear when they will reopen and what will happen in the future for girls.
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