Afghan women around the world are protesting the Taliban’s rules around women students attending college.

The Taliban has recently revised its rules around women students yet again, dictating that classes are now to be segregated by gender and women must be in a head-to-toe, black hijab.

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Bahar Jalali, a former faculty member of the American University of Afghanistan, kicked off the peaceful protest by posting a picture of a woman in the full covering, black hijab. Saing, “No woman has ever dressed like this in the history of Afghanistan. This is utterly foreign and alien to Afghan culture. I posted my pic in the traditional Afghan dress to inform, educate, and dispel the misinformation that is being propagated by the Taliban.”

Other Afghan women have joined in by posting pictures of themselves dressed in brightly colored and patterned traditional Afghan dresses.

Shekiba Teimori, an Afghan singer and activist who fled Kabul last month, said, “the hijab existed before Kabul’s fall. We could see Hijabi women, but this was based on family decisions and not the government.”

concern over the fate of women in Afghanistan is growing. The Taliban continues to go back on their promises of human rights and inclusion, as they implement policies that strip Afghan women of their basic human rights.

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