AFGHANISTAN: After the Taliban invaded Afghanistan, the health crisis is becoming a matter of concern in the country. Now, the Taliban have reportedly urged women doctors and healthcare professionals in all hospitals and provinces to resume jobs.
“All female employees of the Ministry of Public Health both in provinces and the Capital are informed to resume their jobs on a regular manner. The Islamic Emirate has no issue with their resumption of jobs. Z.Mujahid,” tweeted Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen quoting Zabihullah Mujahid.
It was previously reported that Afghan women were not allowed to work in the Taliban-controlled nation. The Taliban had also asked women to stay at home as the fighters of the insurgent group are not trained to respect women.
As the Taliban consolidate control over their new Islamic emirate in Afghanistan, women have largely disappeared from public as extremists force them from their jobs and into their homes, bringing an end to 20 years of progress toward freedom and equality.
“It’s a very temporary procedure,” Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said. He also asked working women in Afghanistan to stay at home until a proper security system is in place to ensure their safety.
There have been fears regarding the freedom of women in the country. Talking about this, Mujahid said, “The group is working on procedures for female government workers to return to their jobs, but for now, they should stay home for “security” reasons.”
Human rights activists say they are still unsure if the Ministry of Women’s Affairs will reopen once the Taliban come to grips with the needs of running the country.