Female Afghan health workers, educators urge release of aid


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Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International are concerned with the blatant exploitation of women in Afghanistan. Also violence, physical abuse of all kinds, and degrading treatment of women, as well.

An example of exploitation (other than the one detailed in this article):

As recorded by Agence France-Presse, Kabul woke up on 11 September to see 300 masked women - wearing black veils that were covered by burqas except for their eyes - parading with the Taliban flag, to show support of the Taliban.

They proceeded to the Shahid-Rabbani University lecture hall, where they heard women speakers on stage defending the regime’s policies, and denouncing women compatriots who have been demanding rights on the streets across the country in recent days. Speakers told the audience that things are already much better under the Taliban.

After the speeches the 300 women in full-length burqas and masks again took to the streets, marching with the Taliban flag and placards. One placard read "Women leaving Afghanistan cannot represent us." Another said "We are satisfied with the attitude and behavior of the (Taliban) jihadists."

Not a surprise that the demonstration was authorized by both the Taliban Ministry of Justice and the Taliban Ministry of Education.

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One more news item from today to ponder:

The new Taliban-appointed head of Kabul University says women won't be allowed to matriculate or work outside the home "as long as [a] real Islamic environment is not provided for all."

Chancellor Mohammad Ashraf Ghairat tweeted that "women will not be allowed to come to universities or work" until the proper conditions are met.

He also has publicly disapproved of the way education in Afghanistan was handled previously, tweeting that "Instead of producing scientific and religious knowledge, the centers were turned into centers of prostitution and moral corruption."

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Show of hands:

How many here think that funds provided by the international community to the Taliban as foreign aid would go first for salaries for female educators and female healthcare workers?


How many here think that funds provided by the international community to the Taliban as foreign aid would go for just about everything that the junta wants money for BUT salaries for female educators and female healthcare workers?

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