Taliban and Women By Rakan Al-Benyan & Ali Yasin

Taliban Soldiers
Women in Burkha and Nakab

Women's rights were abolished by the Taliban and they were forced by the Taliban to follow their rules. Some of the major bans on women were:

1- Complete ban on women's work outside the home, which also applies to female teachers, engineers and most professionals. Only a few female doctors and nurses are allowed to work in some hospitals in Kabul.

2- Complete ban on women's activity outside the home unless accompanied by a mahram (close male relative such as a father, brother or husband).

3- Ban on women dealing with male shopkeepers.

4- Ban on women being treated by male doctors.

5- Ban on women studying at schools, universities or any other educational institution. (Taliban have converted girls' schools into religious seminaries.) This lead to a big illiteracy problem among Afghani women

Illiteracy Problem in Afghanistan


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