Women stage protest in Kabul for women rights despite heavy Taliban presence (Photos)

Women stage protest in Kabul for women rights despite heavy Taliban presence (Photos)



Afghan women rights activists on Friday, September 3, took part in a demonstration in Kabul on September 3 calling for equal rights and full participation in political life.



Despite possibility of being attacked by the Taliban who now control Afghanistan, a group called the Women's Political Participation Network marched in front of Afghanistan's Finance Ministry, chanting slogans and holding signs demanding involvement in the Afghan government and calling for constitutional law.



Reports say there was a brief confrontation between a Taliban guard and some of the women.


The gathering, though relatively small is remarkable and unusual public challenge to the Taliban rule who are known to be repressive towards women.



Since taking over power, Taliban leaders publicly say that women will play a prominent role in society and have access to education but reports in the country point towards a reinstating of harsh policies of Taliban rule two decades ago, when women disappear from public life, have no access to education or work.Latest Post
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