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Afghanistan: after a year of Taliban government, women are more oppressed than ever

By Hind Elhinnawy, Senior Lecturer, School of Social Sciences, Nottingham Trent University
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The recent announcement that women and girls in Afghanistan have been banned by the Taliban government from visiting parks and gyms – even if accompanied by a male “chaperone” – has understandably been greeted with outrage.

The UN special representative in Afghanistan for women, Alison Davidian, said it was “yet another example of the Taliban’s continued and systematic erasure of women from public life,” adding, “We call on the Taliban to reinstate all rights and…The Conversation

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