Taliban prevents women from working at UN in Afghanistan

Posted on AllSides April 7th, 2023
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The Taliban banned Afghan women from working at the United Nations in Afghanistan this week, adding another restriction to the long list the Taliban has imposed on Afghan women since retaking power in August 2021.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said any ban on Afghan women working for the U.N. mission in Afghanistan, or UNAMA, would be "unacceptable and frankly inconceivable," in a statement after the Taliban order was issued.

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