EBetween exile or confinement, Parastoo Hakim, 24, has chosen a third path: resistance. Faced with the Taliban’s decision to close access to colleges and high schools to young girls, this former civil servant of the Afghan presidency, who left her post overnight, opened a clandestine school to enable students aged 13 to 17 years to continue studying. She recounts her battle.
“ I already saw myself becoming Afghanistan’s ambassador to the United Nations, but the Taliban decided otherwise. By seizing power on August 15, 2021, Islamist fighters destroyed my dream of joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The entrance exam, which I was supposed to take in the fall of 2021, never took place. On the contrary, like…
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