Tens of women in Kabul took to the streets to protest against the all-men cabinet announced as caretaker government by the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan on Tuesday, September 7.

The women asked the Taliban to give them active share and participation in their incoming government.

Protesters said that they have studied and have gained knowledge during the past twenty years and wanted to give high-level posts in government but left disappointed after the declaration of the Taliban’s cabinet.

The cabinet of the Taliban does not include the ministry of women affairs along with several other ministries.

Officials of IEA have been saying that Afghan women will be given their rights under the umbrella of Islam but women demanded participation in the cabinet.

Unlike the previous protests in Kabul, the Taliban officials allowed journalists to talk to the female protesters and cover the protest without any limitations.

The Taliban officials asked women to wait for a while as their protest will block roads and will create congestion in the city.

The cultural commission of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan accused the women to be prompted by foreigners to take to the streets.

 In the meantime, a number of women in northern Kunduz province have protested in support for the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.

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