Afghan women outraged by new Taliban restrictions on work

The Taliban's effective ban on women working sank in on Monday, sparking rage over the dramatic loss of rights after millions of female teachers and girls were barred from secondary school education

Afghan women's rights defenders and civil activists protest to call on the Taliban for the preservation of their achievements and education, in front of the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan on 3 September 2021

Prothom Alo Trust scholarship

'I want to be a public health expert'

Dilufa Tuz Zarin—first ever woman graduate in her family—has cherished the dream to be a public health expert since her childhood

'I want to be a public health expert'

Girls excluded from returning to secondary school in Afghanistan

Girls were excluded from returning to secondary school in Afghanistan on Saturday, after the country's new Taliban rulers ordered only boys and male teachers back to the classroom

Afghan girls attend a class at the Ishkashim high school for girls in the northeastern province of Badakhshan, near the border with Tajikistan, Afghanistan on 23 April 2008


Taliban replace women’s ministry with promotion of virtue and prevention of vice ministry

Although still marginalised, Afghan women have fought for and gained basic rights in the past 20 years, becoming lawmakers, judges, pilots and police officers

Afghan women walk down a street in Kabul, Afghanistan, on 16 September 2021

Family's first woman graduate

'Want to work for poverty eradication, women's empowerment'

Sharmin Akhter— the first ever woman graduate in her family—had to overcome many barriers to achieve her Bachelor's degree from Asian University for Women (AUW) in Chattogram

'Want to work for poverty eradication, women's empowerment'

Virtual dialogue

'Taliban issue calls for cautious decision'

Bangladesh must ensure its own interests while taking the geopolitical situation into consideration, observed experts regarding recognition of the Taliban government and furthering relations

Taliban forces patrol in front of Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, 2 September 2021.

Don't boycott men's cricket, former Afghan women's chief pleads

International cricketers should support Afghanistan's men's team, not punish them by boycotting matches if the Taliban bars women from playing, the former director of the women's side said

In this file photo taken on 21 August, 2021 Afghanistan's national cricket team players attend a training session at the Kabul International Cricket Ground in Kabul, ahead of their one-day series against Pakistan, scheduled to take place in Sri Lanka in two weeks

Man sentenced to 60 years in jail for violating 2 Joypurhat girls

A Joypurhat tribunal on Tuesday sentenced a man to 60 years in jail for violating two girls

Illustration of serving in jail.

Kabul airport women brave fears to return to work

Less than a month after the Taliban rolled into the Afghan capital, Rabia Jamal made a tough decision -- she would brave the hardliners and return to work at the airport

Of the more than 80 women working at the airport before Kabul fell to the Taliban on August 15, just 12 have returned to their jobs

Taliban to allow women at universities, but mixed classes banned

Afghan women will be allowed to attend university as long as they study separately from men, the Taliban's new higher education minister said Sunday

Women protest  against the Taliban policy in Kabul
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