Taliban decree regarding women’s rights does not mention school and work

This decree sets out the rules for property and marriage for women. It also states that widows are entitled to a portion of their husband’s property. The Taliban decree was released by Zabiullah Mujahid. It stated that a woman is not a property but a noble, free human being.

Since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, the international community has placed immense pressure on them to support women’s rights. Most of Afghanistan’s funds have been frozen since then. In their four months of control, the Taliban leaders have placed limits on girls education and banned women from certain places, removing rights that they had struggled for over the past 20 years.

CNN interviewed Afghan women Friday who said the decree would not make a difference in their lives. CNN also noted that the Taliban had already established Islamic law with the rights they sought. Taliban leaders promised women would be granted rights “Within the bounds Islamic law”It was unclear what they meant or how it would differ from strict interpretations of the law that the group imposed from 1996 to 2001. During this period, women were prohibited from leaving their homes without a male guardian, and girls were barred from school.

“[The decree]This does not affect our right to attend school, university, or to participate in government. Muzhda (20 years old) was a student at a Kabul university. She asked not to be identified. “We don’t see any hope of our future if they continue it like this,” she said. “We weren’t feeling comfortable since Taliban took over, and we won’t be comfortable after this decree… if the Taliban don’t change their rules for women’s rights, then we will prefer staying inside.”

She said that while they do not want women to go out to school, university, work or study, they are trying to attract the international community.

This edict is issued at a time when Afghanistan is in deeper economic crisis and with warnings about a possible famine. However, it is unlikely that this statement will address the international concern that Afghan women are unable to work or go to school.

Heather Barr, Human Rights Watch’s associate director on women’s issues, said that it was becoming clearer to Taliban that women’s right, specifically girls education, is a serious obstacle to their achieving some of the things they desire from the international community.

In recent months, the Taliban’s leaders presented a more moderate version of their group to the world, promising to allow primary and secondary education for girls. Rights advocates, however, are not convinced that their views have changed. Barr says that their views about the roles of women and girls are fairly unchanged from ’96 to 2001. In that context, it seems like this statement is free of cost.

Barr stated that it gives you an idea of the Taliban’s view on women’s roles within society. “It feels a little insulting at a point when millions of girls have been denied education access.”

A worsening crisis

Barr pointed out that the Taliban is unable to enforce women’s rights in practice, having eliminated all existing mechanisms. The Taliban took down the Ministry of Women’s Affairs in Afghanistan, which was an important body in the promotion of women’s rights through Afghan legislations, after coming to power. They also dismantled the Elimination of Violence against Women Law that was created in 2009 to protect women against abuses such as forced marriage. According to the UN.

“Enforcement is difficult in most areas of the country. Only the Taliban could implement it in the capital, and some parts, but most are having their custom, which they won’t accept this decree,” Fariha Saidiqi, 62 years old, a former Kabul school teacher, told CNN.

Even though Marital relations under the age 15Although it is illegal in the entire country, it has been practiced extensively for many years, particularly in rural areas of Afghanistan. As a result, the situation has worsened after the August takeover. Families became more desperate as a result of the worsening economy.
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Zahra Joya is an Afghan journalist who fled Taliban rule but continues to run Rukhshana Media, her women’s news agency. She is currently seeking asylum in London, England.

“The Taliban claimed that women were human beings. Everyone knows that women can be human. They claim that women are free. But how do they get their freedom? It is the 21st century and all Afghan women need to have their freedoms — educational rights, working rights. Joya stated that the Taliban have severely restricted women’s lives in the 100 days they have been in power.

Joya, a girl who was raised by the Taliban in the ’90s, used her childhood to live as a child to get around the education ban of the group and go to school. Joya left Afghanistan to continue with her work. She is supported by a network made up of female journalists in the country that report on women’s issues like forced marriages and economic growth.

“Right now, most Afghans don’t have enough food to eat. “The Taliban don’t have a solution to Afghanistan’s current economic crisis, and they continue to try to limit women’s rights,” she said.