Kabul – Malala Yousafzai, a human rights defender and Nobel laureate, called on the United States to support Afghan women and girls.
According to Malala, Afghan women and girls need support more than ever.
Malala Yousafzai made the remarks during a meeting with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday, December 6.
Afghanistan is the only country where girls do not have access to education and are deprived of this right, she stressed.
The human rights defender delivered a 15-year-old Afghan girl’s letter to the US president and read the message of Afghan girls.
“This is the message of Afghan girls now,” Yousafzai said. “We want to see a world where all girls can have access to safe and quality education.”
In the meantime, reading part of the Afghan girl’s letter, she said that the longer schools and universities remain closed, the less hope they have for the future.
“Educating girls is a powerful tool for building peace and security in Afghanistan,” Malala read the letter.
Yousafzai expressed hope that the US, along with the UN, would take immediate action to ensure that Afghan girls return to their schools as soon as possible.
Meanwhile, Malala emphasized the need to focus on girls’ education and the opening of schools, saying that with the fall of the previous government, the Taliban had banned girls from entering the sixth grade to twelfth grade.
Although the interim government of the Taliban has repeatedly promised to reopen girls’ schools, this promise has not yet been fulfilled.