In Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, the country’s administration has banned all local and foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from employing women workers. Abdul Rahman Habib, the spokesman of the government’s finance ministry, confirmed the authenticity of the letter of instructions from the Taliban.
The news agency AFP reported this information. The new ban on women working in NGOs comes after the Taliban administration last week closed the doors of Afghan universities to female students.
Finance Ministry spokesman Abdulrahman Habib said women could not attend work until further notice, as some of them did not comply with the administrative interpretation of the Islamic dress code for women.
This is the Taliban’s latest move to take away women’s rights and freedoms after coming to power.
Earlier, the Taliban banned higher education for women in universities last Tuesday. When the students went to the university on Wednesday, the security forces did not allow them to enter the campus.
Meanwhile, dozens of women protested last Thursday in Kabul, the country’s capital, against the order of the Taliban.
Some Muslim countries including the United States and the United Kingdom have condemned this order.