UN: Taliban Try to Ban Women from Public Life

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In Afghanistan, the ruling militant Islamist Taliban are increasingly trying to ban women from public life.

 

Taliban leaders institutionalized “massive and systematic” discrimination and violence against women and children, a group of 36 human rights experts from the United Nations (UN) said Monday.

Many women are not allowed to return to their workplace or use public transport alone. The Taliban dictate that a man in public must accompany them. There are also strict dress codes.

In addition, institutions seeking to protect the rights of women and children are closed or physically occupied.

Of particular concern is the continued denial of the fundamental right to secondary and higher education, it still sounds. The lion’s share of girls’ schools from seventh grade are closed. Students can only go to private universities.

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