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World The Taliban replace the Ministry of Women with the prevention of Vice

21:10  17 september  2021
21:10  17 september  2021 Source:   lepoint.fr

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  Les talibans remplacent le ministère des Femmes par celui de la Prévention du vice © AFP

L ES Talibans seem to have closed Friday the Ministry of Women Female to replace it with that of the promotion of virtue and the prevention of the Vice , fear for his fundamentalism during their first reign twenty years ago.

workers have been seen installing a panel with the effigy of the Ministry of Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice in the Old Female Business Building in the Capital.

Several messages appeared on social networks in the last 24 hours, showing employees from the ministry protesting in front of the building, because they claimed to have lost their jobs.

"Nobody hears our women", insurgered a user on Twitter , while another questioned: "What else can we expect?"

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Although they insisted that they govern more moderately than in 1996-2001, The Taliban did not allow most women to return to work. They introduced rules concerning what they can bring to the university.

No woman was part of the ministers of the new Taliban government announced two weeks ago.

Although still marginalized, Afghan women gained fundamental rights over the last 20 years, especially in cities, becoming parliamentarians, judges, pilots or police.

Hundreds of thousands of them have integrated the labor market - often by necessity, because many have become widows or support husbands now invalid after two decades of conflict.

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But since their return to power on August 15, the Taliban showed no desire to guarantee their rights. The Islamists say that women have been ordered to stay at home for their own safety, but they will be allowed to work once an adequate segregation has been put in place.

During the first reign of the Taliban, women were largely excluded from public life. They could only leave home if they were accompanied by a chaperone.

The agents of the Ministry of Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice were known for whipping women who walked alone.

They were also responsible for strictly applying other strict interpretations of Islam, such as the obligation to attend prayers and ban for men to shave.

17/09/2021 16:32:02 - Kabul (AFP) - © 2021 AFP

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