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Nov 6, 2021
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HRW: banning women from work exacerbates crisis in Afghanistan

The human rights organization Human Rights Watch said that the radical Taliban movement (banned in the Russian Federation) that came to power in Afghanistan prohibits most women from working, which aggravates the crisis in the country, RIA Novosti reports.

“According to data as of October 28, 2021, only in three of the 34 Afghan provinces the Taliban have given written consent, which allows women to work in the humanitarian field,” the organization said in a report.

It is noted that in some provinces, women were only allowed to collect information about the needs of the population, but were barred from participating in the distribution of aid.

Earlier, UN Secretary General António Guterres appealed to the world community to defend the rights of women around the world, including the right of girls to school.

The situation in Afghanistan aggravated against the background of the withdrawal of the US military contingent from the country. On August 15, militants of the Taliban movement (a terrorist organization banned in the Russian Federation) entered Kabul and within a few hours established full control over the city. In early September, the composition of the interim government of Afghanistan was announced.

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