The Taliban regime in Afghanistan banned women from working in non-governmental organizations

The Taliban government in Afghanistan has banned women from working in non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

The Taliban rule Inside Afghanistan This Saturday progressed with the crackdown on Women issued an ordinance saying that Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) can no longer have women employees.

issued this order Economic Minister, Qari Din Mohammad HanifAnd all NGOs – national and international – must fire all their staff.

“In order to fulfill their responsibility to implement the rules and regulations of Islamic Afghanistan (as the Taliban call themselves), all NGOs have been instructed to suspend all employment of their female workers until further notice,” the statement said. Document.

The minister has explained that this decision has been taken on the basis of Women do not respect proper dress code. “There have been serious complaints about non-compliance with the application Hijab “Islamic and other rules and regulations relating to women’s work in national and international organizations,” he opined.

The minister says that many women belonging to these NGOs do not conform to dress codes (REUTERS).
The minister says that many women belonging to these NGOs do not conform to dress codes (REUTERS).

In this regard, the notification sent to these organizations has informed Violation of order, The organization’s license will be revoked Published by this Ministry.

The European union Condemning the move, he said he was assessing the impact it would have on his aid to the country. “European union strongly condemned “The Taliban’s recent decision to ban women from working in national and international NGOs,” he told the agency. AFP Spokesperson for the Head of EU Foreign Policy, Joseph Borrell. “We are assessing the situation.he added.

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For his part, the US Secretary of State, Anthony BlinkHe expressed his disapproval in a message on Twitter, in which he said, “This decision may A disaster for the Afghan people” and asserted that women are “fundamental to humanitarian action around the world”.

Spout the Anthony Blinken (Twitter: @SecBlinken)
Spout the Anthony Blinken (Twitter: @SecBlinken)

In the face of this new arrangement, two international NGOs have expressed concern in the sector, ordering them to temporarily suspend their activities until they can jointly agree on how to move forward.

In conversation with AFP A senior official of one of these organizations said, “We will suspend all our activities from Sunday and will soon hold a meeting of directors of all NGOs to decide how to deal with this issue.”

Dozens of NGOs operate in Afghanistan, working in many sectors in remote areas across the country, and the majority of their staff are women.

Dozens of NGOs work in Afghanistan and a large proportion of their staff are women (AP).
Dozens of NGOs work in Afghanistan and a large proportion of their staff are women (AP).

This Saturday’s result is added to the amount arranged this week Indefinite ban on admission of women to universities -public and private-, and under the argument that they do not conform to dress codes.

Minister of Higher Education, Interviewed by Neda Mohammed Nadeem In it he explained that “Hijab is compulsory in Islam” and insisted that Afghan women do not comply with the rule of covering their face and entire body. Likewise, he condemned girls studying in provinces far away from their homes “They do not travel with a ‘mahram’An adult male partner.”

This week, the Taliban banned women from universities (AP).
This week, the Taliban banned women from universities (AP).

This ban is a A wave of criticism from the entire international community But got it Support of male sector of society.

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In this respect, this Saturday is a surprise expression Inside Kandahar Cradle of Islamic Movement- About Where 400 students skipped the exam In unison with the students, then, They marched through the streets of the city.

A group of university men refused to take the exam as a sign of rejection of the Taliban government’s move (Twitter: @MahmoodMarhoon1)

The incident was violent was suppressed by the security forcesIt was recorded in videos broadcast on social networks and confirmed by a professor of Mirwais Neega University.

According to the footage, the police fired in the air and chased the students to disperse the concentration and restore order.

Taliban government security forces crush protests (Twitter: @NGulabza)

Afghan women’s rights are increasingly violated, esp The Taliban are back in powerIt contains 2021. Since then, they have been imposing on themselves A strict interpretation of Islam It marked his first phase between 1996 and 2001, which led to the exclusion of women, for example. Secondary schoolsThey cannot perform Government jobs They can’t Traveling unaccompanied by a male relative. They were also barred from entering Parks, Gardens, Gyms Y Public toiletsAs well as going out without covering yourself with a hijab, among others.

(With information from AFP, EFE and Europa Press)

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