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VOA: Taliban Bans Afghan Women from Universities  

Women and girls in Afghanistan suffered another setback in their push for equal access to education on Wednesday. Many universities closed their doors to female students hoping to take exams and attend class. 

 Reports by Voice of America and the Associated Press said young women could be seen crying after they were not permitted to go into their university buildings. 

Taliban fighters in Kabul and other Afghan cities blocked the students from going into their classrooms. The action came one day after the Taliban administration shared a letter that said private and public universities should ban women and girls as soon as possible.  

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Taliban Bans Women From Universities In Afghanistan  

Female students turned away from Afghan universities after Taliban ban — Reuters 

Taliban ban Afghan women from university education — The Guardian

Female students turned away from Afghan university campuses after new Taliban rule barring women from higher education — ABC News Australia

Taliban says women banned from universities in Afghanistan — Al Jazeera

Taliban ban women from Afghanistan’s universities — Axios

Turkey, Saudi Arabia decry Taliban university ban for women — AP

Afghanistan: Taliban arrest women protesting against university ban — BBC

‘What was their sacrifice for?’: Devastation for female Afghan students stripped of education — CNN