The Taliban has ordered young boys to return to school, but no such order has been issued for girls. This has sparked fears that the Taliban would revert to their old tactics of restricting women and depriving them of their basic human rights. Ever since the new regime has taken over, women and girls have taken to the streets to protest the country's gender inequality. Local Afghan girls took to the streets lately, chanting "Free Afghanistan" and "I want to go to school," in protest of the Taliban's decision not to allow girls to return to school.
Following the US and NATO withdrawals from Afghanistan, and the turmoil that ensued as a result of the Biden administration's startlingly poor planning, the Islamist insurgents, who ruled from 1996 to 2001, have reclaimed power. The Taliban implemented harsh prohibitions based on their restrictive interpretation of Shariah, prohibiting the viewing of television, listening to music, taking photographs, and playing with children's toys.
There exist several other rules that continue to oppress the women in Afghanistan, which has lead to people all around world, coming together to raise their voices against the injustice against Afghan women.
Have a look at few of the reactions:
What about those who don’t have a man in the house? Who will feed them? Those born in the early 2000s have only heard of the Taliban from their families. Now, they will face them again. #StandwithAfghanwomen pic.twitter.com/TQOqFheYXW— Ruhi Misra (@Ruhi1Mishra) September 28, 2021
Education is the right of every human. Do not allow the Taliban to deprive Afghan girls from this right. Stand with Afghan Girls! Stop Taliban Repression of Afghan Women! #StandWithAfghanWomen pic.twitter.com/gXkLkGFHV5— Sambridhi Bhatta (@SambridhiB) September 28, 2021
Women Rights under Taliban is a myth just like their last rule. The harsh Islamist interpretation of Islamist don't consider women as human. But this time Afghan women are raising their voice against the injustice. It is upto the world to stand with them. #StandWithAfghanWomen pic.twitter.com/77Nr3szIPe— Kastura Bhambri (@BhambriKastura) September 28, 2021
We will not relinquish our right to education, the right to work, and our right to political and social participation," Fariha Esar, an Afghan human rights activist #StandwithAfghanwomen pic.twitter.com/7M0ZLxNpYx— Hema Sharma (@HemaSharma011) September 28, 2021
Khatera, a former Afghan police personnel, was brutalised by the Taliban fighters who checked her ID first, then shot her multiple times. She was 2 months pregnant #StandwithAfghanwomen pic.twitter.com/TrVRHUnuag— sweet mistee (@sweet_m120) September 28, 2021
The Taliban have already asked most women to stay home, claiming it is a temporary measure for “security reasons”, but that explanation has an ominous ring to Afghan women #StandwithAfghanwomen pic.twitter.com/kcjieS4r3d— rema kumari (@remakumari11) September 28, 2021