How did the life of women change when the Taliban came to power?

How did the life of women change when the Taliban came to power?

With the Taliban coming to power in Afghanistan in 2021, the life of women in this country has undergone serious changes and severe restrictions. Some of the most important changes are:

  1. Educational restrictions: The Taliban have closed many schools and universities for girls and women or have imposed severe restrictions on their education.

  2. Occupational restrictions: In many cases, women are prohibited from working in government offices and some other jobs, and the possibility of professional activity for them is severely limited.

  3. Travel restrictions: Women are not allowed to leave the house without being accompanied by a mahram (a male family member). This restriction has greatly reduced the movement of women.

  4. Mandatory Covering: The Taliban have imposed strict rules on women’s clothing, forcing them to wear the full burqa or hijab.

  5. Social rights and freedoms: Women have been deprived of many of the social rights and freedoms they used to have. Women’s gatherings and protests for their rights have been suppressed and women’s social activities have been severely limited.

These changes have had many negative effects on the lives of women in Afghanistan and have put them in a difficult and unfair situation.

Expectations of Afghan women from the Taliban government

Afghan women have many expectations from the Taliban government due to the severe restrictions that the Taliban have imposed on them after coming to power. Some of their most important expectations and demands are:

  1. Access to education: Women and girls demand access to education at all levels, from school to university, without discrimination and restrictions.

  2. The right to work: women expect to be able to work in all fields of work and have access to the labor market.

  3. Social freedoms and human rights: Women demand respect for their basic rights and freedoms, including freedom of movement, the right to assemble and protest, and the right to participate in social and political activities.

  4. Protection of legal rights: Women expect that their rights will be guaranteed in the judicial system and that any violence and discrimination against them will be dealt with legally.

  5. Economic support: Women demand economic support programs so that they can be financially independent and contribute to the economic development of the country.

  6. Political participation: Women want to participate in political processes and major decisions of the country so that they can participate in determining their own destiny and that of the country.

Afghan women hope that according to these expectations, they can play a more active role in society and benefit from their rights and freedoms.