Women's rights are not given priority in the country, ban on studies will continue - said citing Sharia law

Women’s rights are not given priority in the country, ban on studies will continue – said citing Sharia law

Taliban Women Ban: The Taliban government in Afghanistan has banned Afghan women from working in NGOs. Taliban government spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said in a statement that it is not necessary to reverse the ban against women. The Taliban government said on Saturday (January 14) that it would not allow any work that violates Islamic law and that concerns related to the ban on women’s rights would be dealt with in accordance with the group’s established rules in the country.

Khama Press reported that the Taliban’s chief spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said in a statement, “The Islamic Emirate seeks to regulate all matters according to Islamic Sharia and the ruling government cannot allow actions taken against Sharia law in the country.” Is.” After the education ban, Taliban spokesperson said, women’s rights are not a priority. The new ban brought by the Taliban has intensified the protest.

NGO banned from working

In protest against the new action, women’s university students and women activists protested in many parts of the country, as well as condemned at the global level. Some foreign governments, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, the European Union (EU), the United Nations (UN), the OIC and other international aid organisations, strongly condemned the action and appealed to the Taliban caretaker government to remove it. Khama Press reported that Afghan girls and women would continue to continue their education and work with NGOs.

$500 million loss

According to a report released in August by UNICEF, the fact that girls in Afghanistan are deprived of secondary education cost the country’s economy at least US$500 million in the last 12 months, which is half of the total GDP. 2.5 percent. Zabiullah Mujahid also called on Afghanistan’s partners and international aid organizations to understand religious demands in Afghanistan and avoid politicizing humanitarian aid, Khama Press reported.

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