The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan officially put an end to the ministry of women affairs and replaced it with one of its strictest ministries when it comes to societal affairs.

The Taliban brought down the signboard of the ministry and replaced it with the ministry of encouragement and promotion of virtue and prevention of vice on Friday, September 17.

Earlier, the ministry was excluded from the caretaker cabinet of the Taliban announced more than ten days ago.

In the meantime, a number of female employees of the ministry gathered at the gate of the ministry and asked the Taliban to allow them to get back to jobs as they need to feed their families.

The IEA has said that they are working on principles for women how to work and under which principles should they work but they have not commented on the activation of the ministry of women affairs.

In a recent directive of the ministry of education, the Taliban only allowed male students and teachers to attend secondary and high schools and their was no mention of girls.

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  • Najibullah Lalzoy is a journalist and editor at Khaama Press. He has a BA degree in journalism.