On Friday, a bunch of female activists of Afghanistan held a little protest in Kabul, seeking equal rights and complete participation in political life.
Despite the danger, a women crew called the Women’s Political Participation Network walked on the road in front of the Finance Ministry of Afghanistan, holding signs and shouting slogans requiring participation in the Afghan government and even calling for constitutional law.
A video displayed a brief clash between some of the demonstrators and a Taliban guard, and also a male voice can be heard saying that ‘Go away’ ahead of the shouting resumed. Moreover, the group was quite small, footage of the scene live-streamed by the protestors that showed only a few dozen protestors, but it came as an infrequent public challenge to the country’s new Taliban leaders.
The insurgent Taliban group is arranging internal negotiations about making the nation’s new government, but they have previously indicated that working females must stay at home, and the Taliban have in some places directed ladies to quit their workplaces.
Women will play a significant role in society – Taliban
New leaders of the country forced openly that ladies are going to play a significant role in society. Taliban also said that women will have proper access to get an education. On the other side, the Taliban’s public statements about obeying their interpretation of Islamic rules have strengthened those concerns that there will be reentry of the strict Taliban rules that were imposed 2 decades ago when all women were banished from public life.
However, some of the Afghan ladies are already staying in their homes to get safety, and some Afghan families are purchasing burqas for their relatives.
The protests in Taliban-controlled Kabul appeared when females organized a similar protest in the western city of Herat, Afghanistan. Furthermore, women in that demonstration grasped a large sign that described, ‘No govt. can be long lasting without women’s support. Our demands, the right to education and the right to work in all areas.’
A demonstrator at the Herat Protest, Lina Haidari, described that the achievements and rights of women, which they have operated and battled for more than twenty years should not be ignored under Taliban supremacy.
In a video collected by the agency, she said that she wants to say that she was forced to stay at home for the crime of being a student twenty years ago. She added that now after twenty years, for the crime of being a teacher and a woman.