Afghan women trying to offer online education to reclaim their human rights

Afghan women are seeking ways to offer online education to restore girls’ and women’s rights and improve their future.

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According to the Khaama Press news agency, many women in Afghanistan are trying to provide online education for women and girls to restore hope for a better future amid the Taliban’s harsh limitations on their rights to freedom.

The 17-year-old Robina Azizi, who founded the ‘Girls on the Path of Change program’, wants to empower marginalised girls via online education. She has started courses and seminars on public speaking and online commerce for thousands of girls in five provinces. In the not-too-distant future, the effort intends to grow. Azizi’s initiatives are motivated by her engagement in public speaking, writing, motivational seminars, and the challenging times after the prohibition on girls attending public schools.

Why does it matter?

The story of Afghan women like 17-year-old Robina Azizi, who founded the Girls for Change program, is of immense importance in the face of the draconian limitations imposed by the Taliban on women’s rights to freedom in Afghanistan. In a time when the educational system has drastically deteriorated since August 2021, with girls being denied access to public schools, Azizi’s initiative to provide online education represents hope. Online education is particularly beneficial for Afghan women as it offers a safer, more accessible means of learning, empowering them with valuable skills and fostering hope and resilience in the face of adversity.