Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai urges Afghanistan’s new rulers to allow girls to return to school

Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Pakistani Taliban as a schoolgirl, has urged Afghanistan’s new leaders to let girls attend school. After seizing power in August, the Taliban banned girls from returning to secondary schools while ordering boys to resume classes. According to the Taliban, girls will be allowed to return once security and a stricter separation system are in place.

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She urged Muslim leaders to emphasize to the Taliban that religion does not justify preventing girls from attending school. She has invested $2 million in Afghanistan through her non-profit Malala Fund, which advocates for girls’ education.

Source: Dawn