Afghan Male Anchors Stand With Women Colleagues Against Taliban’s Order

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Male anchors in Afghanistan are showing solidarity with their female counterparts by wearing face masks Male anchors in Afghanistan are showing solidarity with their female counterparts by wearing face masks on camera after the Taliban issued an order forcing all women to cover their faces on news channels. As Taliban forces female anchors in #Afghanistan … Read more

After Taliban’s Diktat, Afghan Women TV Presenters Go On Air With Their Faces Covered

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Women presenters had previously only been required to wear a headscarf. (File) Kabul: Women presenters on Afghanistan’s leading news channels went on air Sunday with their faces covered, a day after defying a Taliban order to conceal their appearance on television. Since seizing power last year, the Taliban have imposed a slew of restrictions on … Read more

Taliban Leader Sirajuddin Haqqani Says “We Keep Naughty Women At Home”

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Taliban leader and Afghanistan’s acting interior minister Sirajuddin Haqqani. (AFP File Photo) The Taliban have promised to “good news” on the return of girls to schools in the country. But those who protested the regime’s restrictions on women rights should stay at home, the group’s senior functionary has said. “We keep naughty women at home,” … Read more

Taliban Dissolves Afghanistan’s Human Rights Commission, Other Key Bodies

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Taliban says it dissolved key bodies as they were not deemed necessary. Kabul: Taliban authorities in Afghanistan dissolved five key departments of the former U.S.-backed government, including the country’s Human Rights Commission, deeming them unnecessary in the face of a financial crunch, an official said on Monday. Afghanistan faces a budget deficit of 44 billion … Read more

G7 Condemns Taliban Over Growing Restrictions On Afghan Women

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Last week, the Taliban ordered women to cover up their face completely in public– ideally with a burqa. Wangels, Germany: The Group of Seven industrialised nations on Thursday condemned the growing restrictions placed on women and girls by the Taliban in Afghanistan, accusing the hardline Islamist group of isolating the country. “We call on the … Read more