Hope fades as universities reopen after break without women

Afghan universities have begun reopening after a winter break, but the new term is another painful reminder to young women of how their world is shrinking, writes Barbara Plett Usher for BBC News.

The higher education ministry announced late last year that female students would be barred from returning to class, reversing policies that had allowed them to continue their studies after the Taliban government took power in Kabul in 2021.

“Now I’m a ‘no-one’,” said a fourth-year computer science student. “My plan was to finish university, do my masters and then my PhD. I wanted to work and serve my nation, my people, my country. I can’t do that now.”
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