What has already begun to change for women in Afghanistan with the Taliban in power?

What has already begun to change for women in Afghanistan with the Taliban in power?

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Women walking in Kabul on August 15

The arrival of the Taliban in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, caused fear among civilians, especially women.

With the Islamic fundamentalist group returning to power after 20 years, Afghan women fear they will lose the social and economic rights they have won over the past two decades.

The Taliban enforces a radical and strict interpretation of Islamic law that severely restricts women’s rights.

Following are some of the changes already observed in Kabul regarding women in the first days after the withdrawal of Taliban.

About the author: Muhammad Wayne

Wayne is a reporter who covers everything from oil trading to China's biggest conglomerates and technology companies. Originally from Chicago, he is a graduate of New York University's business and economic reporting program.

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