There is a new order in Afghanistan for women.
The Taliban mayor of the Afghan capital, Kabul, has told municipal employees to stay home unless their positions cannot be filled by a man.
Hamdullah Nomany said that the Taliban “consider it necessary prevent women from working for a time”.
This is the latest restriction imposed on Afghan women by the country’s new Islamic fundamentalist government.
During his previous government, in the 1990s, women were banned from education and work.
After taking the country last month following the withdrawal of US forces, the Taliban repeatedly said that the Women rights they would be respected “within the framework of Islamic law”.
However, as evidenced by the new guideline, the Taliban are in favor of a strict interpretation of Islam’s legal system, the sharia.
Since they took power, working women have been ordered to stay home until the security situation improves. On the other hand, Taliban fighters have beaten some protesting against the provisional government, which is made up exclusively of men.
The closure of the women’s affairs ministry is another imminent decision. The Islamists will replace him with a department that once enforced strict religious doctrines.
To this is added, that at the opening of secondary schools this weekend, only the classrooms were accepted boys and male teachers. The Taliban said they were working on reopening institutions for girls.
According to the mayor of Kabul, a third of the 3,000 employees of the municipality are women, so he clarified that some would continue working.
“For example, women who work in women’s toilets in the city where men cannot go,” he explained.
“But for the positions that other (men) can fill, we have told (the women) to stay at home until the situation normalizes. Your salary will be paid“he added.
On Sunday there were small protests before the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, while another group of activists held a press conference to demand their rights.
“We do not want this ministry to be eliminated. The elimination of women (means) the elimination of human beings, ”said one of the protesters.
On the other hand, the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission warned that it has not been able to fulfill its functions since the Taliban took power.
The organization said in a statement that its buildings, vehicles and computers had been seized by extremists.