The Taliban Allows Segregated University Education
The Taliban has announced university education for girls is permitted, following some conditions.
The Taliban has announced a new university education policy in which girls will be permitted to study at universities, however on the condition that the sexes are segregated.
According to Associated Press Abdul Baqi Haqqani, the new Taliban government's Minister of Higher Education announced that women in Afghanistan can continue to study at universities, but genders will be separated in the classes and co-education will not be permitted.
Haqqani also clarified that Islamic dress will be obligatory for women wishing to continue university studies, noting that the veil is mandatory, not specifying whether this means a hijab or covering of the face.
Without giving details, Haqqani said that subjects taught in universities will also be reviewed.
Earlier the Taliban imposed strict restrictions on sports for women, citing that sports are "unnecessary" for women.
It is worth noting that hundreds of veiled Afghan women gathered on Saturday in support of the new Taliban government, and support of their policy that all women be veiled.
After the movement announced its new government formation on September 7th, a women's demonstration took place protesting the Taliban's decision to not appoint female ministers in the government.