Though Taliban has just taken over Afghanistan, the life of women and girls has already started becoming difficult. From no entry in schools and colleges, to salon being shut, to burkha shops becoming busy, here is how Afghan women are struggling in the Taliban rule.
1. Schools Being Shut & Teachers Bidding Good Bye To Female Students
2. Colleges Shutting Doors To Girls
As Taliban entered the Afghan capital of Kabul on Sunday, university lecturers gathered their female students for final goodbyes. Telling the shocked young women “we may not meet again,” the lecturers, along with everyone else, were evacuated.
Aisha Khurram, 22-year-old final semester student of international relations at Kabul University, with just two months left in her course, said: “Now it seems I will never graduate.”
3. Salons Being Shut Down & Re-painted
One side Taliban spokesperson says that they will allow women of Afghanistan to go out .— Urvi kar (@kar_urvi) August 15, 2021
On the other side , Taliban paints women posters outside a salon #Kabul #Afghan #AfghanistanBurning #Afghan_lives_matter pic.twitter.com/yHirwzXOHl
4. Burkha Shops Running Busy
As per the reports, shops are reopening and the thick, blue garments that cover a woman’s body from head to toe — the repressive symbol of the Taliban’s previous rule — are becoming an expensive, must-have item.
Jeans and T-shirts disappeared overnight, return of traditional afghan clothing, no women to be seen on the streets, pictures of women on salon windows being whitewashed over— Sam (@sammwittings) August 16, 2021
The report from Kabul on #Skynews just now
If just watching makes me tearful, how must living it feel?
5. Girl Forced To Become Sex Slaves Or Marry Taliban terrorists
Now, Taliban terrorists are going door-to-door and forcibly marrying girls as young as 12 & also forcing them into sex slavery— Anshul Saxena (@AskAnshul) August 12, 2021
Taliban also want widows under 45 to be married to Taliban terrorists.
Recently, Taliban terrorists killed 21-year-old Afghan girl for not wearing veil
6. Women Beaten For Wearing Clothes
The woman was attacked after she left her house and was about to board a vehicle to travel to Balkh’s capital Mazar-e Sharif https://t.co/z337rCjyEa— India TV (@indiatvnews) August 8, 2021
7. Women Forced Out Of Jobs
“The gunmen escorted them to their homes and told them not to return to their jobs. Instead, they explained that male relatives could take their place, according to three of the women involved and the bank’s manager.”#Kandahar, #Afghanistan https://t.co/c2LZLOvQy0— Stefanie Glinski (@stephglinski) August 14, 2021
At IFORHER, we are praying for Afghan women and men as they see their lives being shattered in front of them!