Protecting education should be at the centre of peace negotiations in Afghanistan

In front of a black board, a female teacher stands beside a girl and helps her hold a book, while the girl is reading.

The Taliban appeared to be walking away from peace talks with the Afghan government — until, at the end of May, they suddenly agreed to a proposed meeting in Istanbul. But they stipulated major constraints, with a senior leader relaying, according to Voice of America, that the agenda shouldn’t include making decisions on critical issues, … Read more