Taliban university ban: ‘I wish God never created women’

A 19-year-old whose hopes of going to university in Afghanistan were blocked by Taliban government policies said women were being “treated worse than animals”.

She was just months away from becoming the first woman in her family to go, until the Taliban banned women from attending university and working for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) within the last week.

“Animals can go anywhere on their own but we girls don’t have the right even to step out of their homes.” she said.

Read more about the policies targeting women and girls in Afghanistan here.