4 min read.Updated: 05 Jan 2022, 10:05 PM ISTParul Gupta,Rajeev Parashar
A nuanced engagement of Taliban leaders could allow women-only centres of learning to come up
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Girls’ education is a powerful tool for bringing peace and security. If girls don’t learn, Afghanistan will suffer. As a girl and as a human being, I need you to know that I have rights. Women and girls have rights." These are the eloquent words of Sotooda Forotan, a 15-year-old Afghan schoolgirl with hope in her eyes. Last month, Sotooda’s message was delivered to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken by Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai. We couldn’t agree more with Sotooda and millions of Afghans who share her concerns.