Taliban policy on women ‘deeply murderous’

The Taliban’s relentless campaign against women is not just a matter of rights, it is a matter of survival. It is not only cruel and oppressive, it is inherently murderous. In a country already on its knees, where 97% of the population lives in poverty, where two-thirds of Afghans need humanitarian aid, where 20 million people suffer from hunger, and where parents literally have to sell a kidney to feed their families. The Taliban government increases the desperation of Afghans.

By banning women from working for NGOs, they are depriving women and children of absolutely vital help. Almost all major aid organizations have suspended their activities, and the UN has stopped some programs “urgent”. Several major world powers have called on the Taliban to reverse this decision “dangerous and reckless” while heads of UN agencies emphasized that women play a vital role in all areas of humanitarian assistance.

Execution and public flogging

In many cases, these employees – several tens of thousands of people – are the only ones with income.

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The Guardian (London)

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