Notably, the Taliban regime which took over Kabul last August has curtailed women’s rights and freedoms with women largely excluded from the workplace…reports Asian Lite News
In another clampdown on Afghan women, the Taliban have ordered girl students at the Herat University not to wear make-up and short clothes, reported local media.
The group has also restricted the women from recording the voices of male professors who are “non-mahrams”, that is, the person who is not in your relationship, reported Afghanistan-based media outlet, Payk Media.
Notably, the Taliban regime which took over Kabul last August has curtailed women’s rights and freedoms with women largely excluded from the workplace due to the economic crisis and restriction.
Earlier, in a meeting held in Afghanistan, the female Foreign Ministers of at least seventeen countries across the world have expressed deep concerns regarding human rights violations and restrictions against women in Afghanistan, reported Tolo News.
Expressing concern on suppression of women in Afghanistan, the Foreign Ministers called on the Taliban to lift all restrictions, especially education barriers, against Afghan women.
US State Department’s special representative for Afghan women, Rina Amiri, has also said that the Taliban must protect women’s rights if it wants recognition by the international community, Khaama Press reported.
However, the Taliban have accused the previous Afghan government backed by the International Community of providing sham rights to women and depriving them of the real rights of women.
Rally for women’s rights
An Afghanistan rights group recently organised a public rally in Kabul to demand women’s basic rights in Afghanistan.
The group Movement of Change for Afghanistan demanded access to work, education, and political participation of the women in Afghanistan.
The United Nations high commissioner for human rights, Michelle Bachelet recently visited Kabul, during which she held meetings with representatives of the de facto authorities and civil society representatives.
In a statement on Thursday, Bachelet had stressed that Afghan women must be given the space to lead if the country is to find peace and progress.
The High Commissioner for Human Rights has stressed that girls should be able to go to schools and universities and be empowered to contribute robustly to the future of their country.
“With schools due to reopen on 22 March, I look forward to seeing that the commitments made for all girls and boys to have access to education be fulfilled. Girls and women need to have access to primary, secondary and tertiary education. Such significant steps will go a long way in securing the future of the country,” the UN chief said.
Since the Taliban took over Afghanistan in August last year, there have been more drastic changes in the country, with the decline in hostilities afterwards the conflict-related causalities have reduced dramatically.
Notably, the Taliban regime which took over Kabul in last August has curtailed women’s rights and freedoms with women largely excluded from the workplace due to the economic crisis and restriction. (ANI)