'No school without sisters,' Boys in solidarity as Taliban ban girls from secondary school
Showing solidarity with girls who have not been called back to school since the Taliban took over Afghanistan, the boys are have also not gone to school.
While some went to the classrooms, many stayed back saying women make up half the society and they will not show up at school until schools for girls are open too, according to the Wall Street Journal.
“Women make up half the society. I will not show up at school until girls’ schools are open too,” Rohullah, an 18-year-old student of Class 12 said.
“All male teachers and students should attend their educational institutions," a statement by the Taliban education ministry said on September 17.
“Girls study in the morning and boys in the afternoon. Male teachers teach boys and female teachers teach girls,” said the teacher as per Reuters.
“The education of girls is fixing a generation. The education of boys may affect a family but the education of girls affects society," said the principal of a private school.
Restrictions on women have been imposed once the Taliban came to power, brining back memories of when they first took over Afghanistan back in 1995.