Ever since the American forces left Afghanistan in August 2021, and the Taliban grasped power, the country gradually started to change into a prison for women.
With the world leaving Afghan people behind and having no interest in the country anymore, once more, Afghan people were left in complete desperation and chaos with no choice but to carry on with the circumstances.
Afghanistan’s Taliban has earned the reputation of absolutely excluding women from society during their previous spell in power from 1996-2001. With the re-emergence of the group last year, the women of Afghanistan had that nightmare growing day by day until it turned into reality not so long ago.
Until the recent past, Afghan women could work in private and public institutions including banks, hospitals, universities, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). They also had the freedom to pursue their degree of choice in private or public universities and educational institutions.
However, the de facto regime of Afghanistan’s ban on Afghan women and girls from attending universities was extremely harsh. The act does not only discriminate against women from learning and growing but destroys their academic goals and intellectual growth once and forever.
Worst of all, the interim regime’s second decree barring Afghan women from working with national and international non-governmental organizations takes away their last chances of excelling in society and living an independent life.
The implementation of the latest two declarations completely isolates Afghan women and girls from society and public life. These gender-based discriminations would restrict Afghan women and girls to living a life within the boundaries of the house, with no chance to get an education, work, exchange views, grow, and thrive.
Considering the great freedom Afghan women had over the past two decades, now the county is already converted into an isolated land for them.