Afghan women fight for freedom by posting pictures of them wearing national costumes: #DoNotTouchMyClothes
#DoNotTouchMyClothes is the hashtag that accompanies photos posted by Afghan women. After staging protests in Afghanistan's largest cities, the protest against Taliban rules has now moved to social media.
Afghan women around the world post on social media images in which they wear colorful folk costumes, using the hashtag #DoNotTouchMyClothes - "don't touch my clothes".
The protest is a response to a demonstration orchestrated by the Taliban at the University of Kabul, in which about 300 women appear dressed from head to toe in black, with their faces and hands covered.
They waved the Taliban flag and said they supported Taliban militants, who announced that women would not be allowed to hold government positions and that schools and universities would be segregated by gender.
Bahar Jalali, an Afghan historian and gender specialist, posted the first photo using the hashtag #DoNotTouchMyClothes, which then inspired many Afghan women around the world to do the same.
Peymana Assad, the first person of Afghan origin to hold a public post in the UK, posted a photo of her wearing colorful traditional clothes. "It simply came to our notice then. My traditional dress, "Assad wrote on Twitter.
Singer Ariana Delawari, who managed to flee Afghanistan shortly after the Taliban took control of the capital, posted a picture of women in her family wearing traditional costumes.
Our culture is not dark, it is not black or white - it is full of color, beauty, art and crafts and identity, "Lima researcher Lima Halima Ahmad, founder of the Paywand Afghan Association, which focuses on issues, told the BBC. facing women in Afghanistan.
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Afghan women will be able to study in universities, in line with the new conditions announced by the Taliban
Women in Afghanistan will be allowed to study in universities, in exclusively female groups, and the subjects they will be taught will be reviewed. At the same time, a new dress code will be introduced for them.
Gender segregation and the Islamic dress code will be mandatory, the new education minister said on Sunday.
The courses for girls will be taught by teachers.
Minister Abdul Baqi Haqqani said the classrooms will be separated: “We have no problem ending the mixed education system. People are Muslims and they will accept that. "
At the same time, according to him, the courses for girls will be taught by teachers, in accordance with the Taliban interpretation of sharia law.
"We have a large number of teachers. We will not face any problems in this regard. Every effort will be made to find women teachers to teach students, "he told a news conference in Kabul.
There are voices that have suggested that the new rules will exclude women from education, as universities do not have the resources to provide separate classes. However, Abdul Baqi Haqqani argued that there are enough teachers and that where they are not available, alternatives will be found.
"Everything depends on the capacity of the university. We can also use male teachers to teach from behind a curtain or to use technology, ”he said.
Haqqani told reporters that all the subjects taught will also be reviewed in the coming months. He told reporters that the Taliban want to "create a reasonable curriculum in line with Islamic, national and historical values and, on the other hand, be able to be competitive with those in other countries."
The Taliban have said they will not prevent women from being educated or having jobs
Taliban officials say women will be able to study and work in accordance with Sharia law and local cultural traditions, but strict dress codes will apply. Women will be required to wear hijabs. However, Haqqani did not specify whether the face covering will be mandatory.
The issue of women's education has been one of the central questions facing the Taliban as they try to convince the world that they have changed. Women and girls were not allowed to study in Taliban-led schools and universities between 1996 and 2001.
The Taliban said they would not prevent women from being educated or in employment. But since they took control on August 15, they have asked all women, except those in the health field, to stay away from work until the situation becomes safe and stable.
Sunday's announcement of higher education policy comes a day after the Taliban raised their flag over the presidential palace, signaling the official start of the all-male Taliban government.
Since the Taliban was ousted from power in 2001, enormous progress has been made in improving the education process for women and the literacy rate in Afghanistan - especially for girls and women. A UNESCO report showed that the number of girls in primary school has risen from almost zero to 2.5 million in the 17 years since the Taliban was ousted. At the same time, the literacy rate of women has almost doubled in a decade.
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