According to the UN education envoy, Afghan girls are victims of “crime against humanity”

The United Nations is putting out a plan to put pressure on Afghanistan and provide incentives for the Taliban to change their ways, following two years of failed attempts to hold discussions with the group about eliminating their bans on women working and attending secondary and university schools in their country.

The number of girls and young women who are denied secondary school is already over 2.5 million, and in a few months it will rise to 3 million. The United Nations envoy for global education, Gordon Brown, a former British prime minister, unveiled a five-point strategy on Tuesday that includes putting the matter before the International Criminal Court.

According to Brown, he has sent ICC prosecutor Karim Khan a legal opinion requesting that he launch an inquiry into the denial of females’ access to education. Brown inquired as well.the court to consider the Taliban’s repression of women’s rights to education and employment as a crime against humanity.