730 days of staying at home and deprivation of education for female students in Afghanistan

19 Sep 2023
1 Minutes
730 days of staying at home and deprivation of education for female students in Afghanistan


Two years have passed since the decree to close the gates of girls’ schools to girls above the sixth grade and 730 days of deprivation of girls’ education in Afghanistan, until now no official action has been taken to reopen girls’ schools.

Some of these girls say that education is their inalienable right and they should immediately open the gates of schools and universities to girls.

Reyhanah Sarvari, one of the female students, says that they made many promises to reopen schools, but they did not fulfill any of them.

She says: “We have been lagging behind in our studies for two years, and with the closing of schools, most of the girls stayed at home, all their dreams were lost, and the closing of schools had a bad effect on the girls’ morale and caused them to become depressed.”

Depriving Afghan girls of the right to study alongside living at home has also caused forced marriages.

Sara Amiri is another student who, like thousands of other girls in Afghanistan, has been deprived of her right to education in the past two years.

She says: “The only place that belongs to us is the corner of the house, and at home they force us to think about one thing, and that is marriage.  Unfortunately, there are many families who force their daughters to marry

When they say that there is no school or university, there is no course or education, so your only choice can be marriage.  This is why forced marriages have increased dramatically.

Since the establishment of the Taliban government in Afghanistan, various restrictions have been imposed on women.  From the closure of schools and universities to the closure of bathrooms and work restrictions for women, their living conditions and presence in society have been challenged.