Anxiety, fear for women in Taliban stronghold

Few women are seen in the streets of Kabul following the Taliban's return to power in Afghanisatan. A woman says that while people do not comment on seeing women outside their homes, women who are out have 'noticed bad looks from the Taliban'. – EPA pic, October 13, 2021.

AFGHAN student Fauzia used to make ends meet voicing ads on a radio station in the Taliban heartland of Kandahar, but that came to an abrupt end when the Islamists swept to power in August.

Their order was clear: no female voices on the air.

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