Taliban Bans Women from Working with United Nations

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A Taliban order has barred Afghan women from working for the United Nations. The UN has described the order as unacceptable and frankly inconceivable.

The organization has told its Afghan staff men and women not to report to work for 48 hours, until it has clarity on the matter in meetings with the Taliban.

However, the United Nations mission in Afghanistan says it will hold talks with Taliban officials to seek clarity on the new government ban.

There has been an increasing clampdown on women’s freedoms since the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan in 2021.

Written by: Helen Obih

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