Taliban In Afghanistan Continues To Curb Women’s Rights, Now These Instructions Given To Women Employees Of UN
Taliban In Afghanistan: The Taliban regime in Afghanistan continues to...
Taliban In Afghanistan: The Taliban regime in Afghanistan continues to curb the rights of Afghan women. The Taliban has now asked female staff members of the United Nations Assistance Mission (UNAMA) to wear the hijab. According to the Khama Press report, UNAMA reported that a delegation of Taliban officials told the UN that female employees should consider wearing the hijab when reporting on duty. According to the UNAMA statement, the Taliban delegation included officials from the Ministry of Propagation of Virtue and Prevention of Abuse. The organization shared the Taliban’s directive to wear the hijab with its employees on Monday (May 16).
According to news agency ANI, UNAMA’s statement also said that the staff of the ministry will stand outside the UN office to monitor whether the hijab is used or not. If ministry personnel find a female employee without a hijab, they will “politely” speak to wearing a hijab because wearing a hijab outside is mandatory.
Heather Barr, associate director of the Women’s Rights Division at Human Rights Watch, tweeted: “The Taliban claim the new dress rules for women are ‘advice’, but they are being implemented essentially – including working at the United Nations. Afghan women are also included.”
Taliban put up poster outside UN office
In addition, outside the UN office, the ministry has put up a poster calling on women to wear the “hijab”. Barr tweeted a photo of the poster, which showed a black-layered niqab and a bright blue burqa (sheet) as an example of the hijab.
Dozens of Afghan women are protesting the Taliban leader’s new order making it mandatory for women to wear the hijab.
Taliban imposed many restrictions on women
Let us tell you that after taking control of Afghanistan last year, the Taliban had claimed that this time its rule will be softer than the previous term (from 1996 to 2001). But the Taliban does not seem to keep its promise, rather it has imposed many restrictions on women. Women are banned from many government jobs, secondary education, and from traveling alone in their cities or outside of Afghanistan.
In the 20 years between the two Taliban regimes, girls were allowed to attend school and women were able to seek employment in all sectors, although the country remained socially conservative.
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