Taliban orders NGOs to ban women from working in Afghanistan


In yet another attack on women’s rights, the Taliban ordered this Saturday (24) that all NGOs operating in Afghanistan prevent their employees from going to work. The group claims they are breaking Islamic dress code.

The measure was confirmed by the spokesman for the Ministry of Economy, Abdulrahman Habib, four days after the fundamentalist regime, which resumed command of the country in August 2021, banned women from attending Afghan universities.

It was not detailed whether the rule applied to UN agencies operating in the country and growing their presence after the Taliban’s return and the Central Asian nation’s economic collapse.

Last Wednesday (21), the secretary general of the United Nations, the Portuguese António Guterres, urged the regime to guarantee access to education for all citizens. “The denial of education violates equal rights and will have a devastating impact on the country’s future.”

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