Afghan women at university must study in female-only classrooms, Taliban say

Islamic dress code will be compulsory as new regime enforces gender segregation in Afghanistan

The Taliban have announced that women in Afghanistan will only be allowed to study at university in gender-segregated classrooms and Islamic dress will be compulsory, stoking fears that a gender apartheid will be imposed on the country under the new regime.

The new higher education minister, Abdul Baqi Haqqani, laid out a series of new policies that will govern women’s access to higher education in Afghanistan under the new Taliban regime governing the newly formed Islamic emirate.

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