A group of female protesters in Afghanistan’s northeastern Takhar province called on the international community to pressure the Taliban to let women to return their rights to education and work. Fearing arrest, the group held the protest indoors.
They were being kept hostage by the Taliban, the women said. “Justice. Education for all or no one,” they shouted.
“The international community must force the Taliban to reopen educational centres for women and allow them to work for national and foreign organizations,” said Parisa Mubarez, one of the protesters.
The Taliban has faced widespread condemnations following its leadership’s decrees to ban women from universities and work as aid workers. But despite international pressures, the group has refused to reverse its decisions.