Part Of All-Girls Robotics Team Flees Afghanistan


After the Taliban took energy in Afghanistan, a part of a famed all-girls robotics workforce fled the nation.  

On Tuesday, members of the workforce flew to Qatar and can keep there to proceed their training, reported The New York Instances. Others on the women’ workforce will stay in Afghanistan, in keeping with NPR. 

“The Taliban have promised to permit women to be educated to no matter extent allowed by Shariah legislation,” the workforce’s founder, tech entrepreneur Roya Mahboob, advised the Instances. “We must wait and see to what meaning.”

The workforce didn’t instantly reply to HuffPost’s request for remark. 

Because the Taliban rapidly took over the nation amid the U.S. army’s withdrawal in latest days, many have raised considerations about ladies’s rights within the nation, which had been severely curtailed beneath the Islamist insurgents’ rule from 1996 to 2001. On the time, women had been banned from college and girls from work, they usually had been allowed out in public provided that totally lined and escorted by a male family member. 

Although the Taliban has mentioned women will have the ability to attend college and girls’s rights might be revered “throughout the framework of Islamic legislation,” many have expressed skepticism that women and girls might be allowed to dwell freely beneath the ultraconservative group’s rule.  

The all-girls robotics workforce rose to worldwide fame in 2017, when the U.S. denied them visas to return to the nation for a contest, then relented after public outcry and intervention by then-President Donald Trump. The women received a medal on the contest for “brave achievement.”

Members of the workforce had deliberate to depart Kabul on a flight Monday, in keeping with The New York Instances, however their flight was canceled amid the chaos on the airport as 1000’s tried to flee.   

The U.S., European Union and different nations mentioned in a joint assertion Wednesday: ”We’re deeply anxious about Afghan ladies and women, their rights to training, work and freedom of motion. We name on these in positions of energy and authority throughout Afghanistan to ensure their safety.”


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