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Afghan women banned from NGOs UN agencies say work will have to be partially halted in Afghanistan due to ban on women employees

After banning women from attending universities and other higher educational institutions, the Taliban government in Afghanistan has also banned NGOs from employing women staff

Female NGO workers banned Afghanistan Several NGOs suspend work in Afghanistan following Taliban order banning female employees 

The Taliban also banned women from attending universities and higher educational institutes last week, inviting widespread protests and condemnation

Taliban bans women from attending universities in Afghanistan

Girls in Afghanistan have already been barred from secondary schools. Since the Taliban took power last year, they have gradually limited the access of women and girls to public spaces

Afghanistan women detained Rights bodies condemn detention of women activists in Afghanistan

On November 3, Taliban authorities detained rights defender Zarifa Yaqoobi along with four of her male colleagues during a press conference in Kabul announcing the formation of the “Afghan Women Movement for Equality”

UNAMA report notes large number of casualties and rights violations under Taliban rule

While the security situation in Afghanistan has improved since the Taliban takeover, extremists groups continue to attack vulnerable ethnic and minority groups, resulting in at least 700 deaths between August 2021 to June 2022

Afghan women Plight of women in Afghanistan worsened due to US sanctions

Economic sanctions by the US and the dress code restrictions imposed by the Taliban regime have only increased the suffering of women and girls in Afghanistan

Afghanistan women's schools shut Taliban closes secondary schools for girls in Afghanistan 

A day after secondary schools for girls above 6th grade were set to be open for the first time since August 2021, they were almost immediately closed on March 24 following a decision of the Taliban-led government