Afghan women outraged by new Taliban restrictions on work

Afghan women hold placards as they demand Taliban to protect their rights in Kabul, Afghanistan, on September 3. While there has been no formal policy of outright banning women from working, directives by individual officials have amounted to their exclusion from the workplace. – EPA pic, September 20, 2021.

THE Taliban’s effective ban on women working sank in today, sparking rage over the dramatic loss of rights after millions of female teachers and girls were barred from secondary school education.

After pledging a softer version of their brutal and repressive regime of the 1990s, the Islamic fundamentalists are tightening their control of women’s freedoms one month after seizing power.

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