The 29 prohibitions the Taliban impose on women

WAKIL KOHSAR

In the midst of the human crisis provoked by the Taliban’s takeover, women are once again the main victims of the brutality of the radical Islamic group.

Check out the list of 29 shocking prohibitions the Taliban impose on women below:

– Complete ban on female work outside the home. Only a few doctors and nurses are allowed to work in some hospitals in Kabul;

– Complete prohibition of any type of activity for women outside the home, unless accompanied by their father, husband or brother;

– Prohibition of doing any business with male traders;

– Prohibition of being treated by male doctors;

– Prohibition to study in schools, universities or any type of educational institution

– Obligation to wear burka, covering them from head to toe;

– Lashings, beatings and verbal abuse against women who do not dress in accordance with Taliban rules or against women who are not accompanied by their father, husband or brother;

– Prohibition of laughing out loud (no strangers should hear a woman’s voice);

– Prohibition of wearing high-heeled shoes, which can cause noise when walking (no man can hear a woman’s footsteps);

– Prohibition of getting into a taxi without your father, husband or brother;

– Prohibition of appearing on radio, television or public meetings of any kind;

– Prohibition of practicing sports or joining any sports club;

– Prohibition of riding a bicycle or motorbike;

– Prohibition of wearing brightly colored clothing. According to the Taliban they are “sexually attractive colors”;

– Prohibition of meeting for festivities or events with recreational purposes;

– Public whipping against women who do not hide their ankles;

– Public stoning against women accused of having sex outside of marriage;

– Prohibition of the use of makeup;

– Prohibition to speak or reach out to men other than the father, husband or brother;

– Prohibition of washing clothes in rivers and public spaces;

– Modification of street names that include the word ‘woman’;

– Prohibition of appearing in the windows and balconies of their apartments or houses;

– Mandatory opacity of all windows, so that women cannot be seen from outside their homes;

– Prohibition of tailors from taking women’s measurements and sewing women’s clothing;

– Ban on entering public toilets;

– Prohibition of traveling on the same bus as men;

– Prohibition of wearing pants, even under the burka;

– Prohibition of taking photographs or filming women. They cannot appear in photos and videos;

– Prohibition to publish images of women in magazines and books.

SAJJAD HUSSAIN