Women demanding equal political Participation and equal rights


Kabul, Afghanistan:  Ever since the Taliban has taken over Afghanistan women are the most vulnerable class in the country, they have been kept away from basic rights and had to follow strict shari laws. But women have not yet accepted the Taliban rule, they gathered in Kabul in big numbers and protested against the violation of human rights, demanded equal political participation.

Taking to Twitter, women who protested in Kabul called for “bread, work, freedom, political participation.”

The women protestors chanted slogans for jobs, food and for their rights to be recognized. They also called on the international community to aid Afghanistan and avert disaster.

The country is currently battered by the deepening economic, humanitarian, and security crisis following the Taliban takeover. The Taliban took over control of Kabul on August 15.

A combination of a suspension of foreign aid, the freezing of Afghan government assets, and international sanctions on the Taliban, have plunged a country already suffering from high poverty levels into a full-blown economic crisis.

The international community, from governments to non-governmental organizations, has been providing various assistance to the Afghan people.

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