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Taliban Sweep Will End Women's Rights, Autonomy In Afghanistan

BP World Bureau | Aug 14 2021 10:25:05 AM
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Taliban is gaining control in major parts of Afghanistan like Herat and Kandahar. This will affect women's rights and autonomy because the Taliban is against their mobility. 

Earlier, it was reported that the Taliban executed a woman for wearing tights and another for not covering her head. 

A woman's rights activist, who had been working with local nonprofit organisations to raise awareness for gender equality, was forced to run and hide in her homes after the Taliban invaded. 

Two weeks before the US announced plans to withdraw troops, the Taliban gained control in more than two-thirds of the country.

Read: First Woman ‘Afghan Star’ Rises To Fight Against Taliban With Her Music 

U.N. refugee agency says nearly 250,000 Afghans have fled their homes since the end of May and 80% of them are women and children. 

Women fear that the Taliban would reimpose their strict rules in eliminating all rights of women, including the right to mobility without a male guardian, the right to earning jobs, and education. 

The Taliban had publicly stoned women to death for adultery. 

Speaking to the media in a different identity, a woman's rights activist said that she fears her dreams of achieving equality will end.