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Women’s Freedom of Movement Tightened: Taliban Bans Women from Amusement Parks

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Saqalain Eqbal
Saqalain Eqbal
Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).
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Following a statement by the Taliban’s Ministry for the Propagation of Virtue and Prevention of Vice that there would be restrictions on women’s access to public parks, Afghan women were stopped from visiting amusement parks in Kabul.

The women were informed by park managers and owners in Kabul, the Afghan capital, that they were no longer permitted to enter amusement parks due to an order from the Taliban government’s morality ministry.

According to a source who spoke with Khaama Press, on the day the Taliban designated women for entering parks, she visited one of the amusement parks but was refused entry.

A Reuters report said that the Taliban Ministry for the Propagation of Virtue and Prevention of Vice confirmed that women are not allowed in parks when approached for a response, but did not provide any other information.

Meanwhile, according to domestic media sources, only men are permitted to enter the Habibullah Zazai private park in eastern Kabul, which has asked that women stop visiting.

Previously, the Taliban separated park days into women’s and men’s days, enforcing its policy of gender segregation. Now, the Taliban has issued a new directive banning women entirely.

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