Afghanistan: Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai Condemns Taliban's "Gender Apartheid" Against Women and Girls
Friday, December 22, 2023 11:45 AM

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai has called on the world to recognize and address the "gender apartheid" against women and girls in Afghanistan since the Taliban seized power there in 2021.  She spoke on the topic December 5, in delivering the annual Nelson Mandela lecture in Johannesburg, South Africa. She highlighted restrictions on women and girls in education and employment, as well as beatings, imprisonment and forced marriages.

Compiled from: Mogomotsi Magome and Gerald Imray, "Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai urges world to confront Taliban's 'gender apartheid' against women," Associated Press, Dec. 5, 2023.