Afghanistan’s Taliban-run administration on Saturday ordered all native and international non-governmental organisations (NGO) to cease feminine staff from coming to work, in accordance with an financial system ministry letter, within the newest crackdown on ladies’s freedoms.
The letter, confirmed by financial system ministry spokesperson Abdulrahman Habib, stated the feminine staff weren’t allowed to work till additional discover as a result of some had not adhered to the administration’s interpretation of Islamic dresscode for girls.
It comes days after the Taliban-run administration ordered universities to shut to ladies, prompting robust international condemnation and sparking some protests and heavy criticism inside Afghanistan.
It was not instantly clear how the order would have an effect on United Nations companies, which have a big presence in Afghanistan delivering providers amid the nation’s humanitarian disaster.
When requested whether or not the foundations included U.N. companies, Habib stated the letter utilized to organisations underneath Afghanistan’s coordinating physique for humanitarian organisations, referred to as ACBAR. That physique doesn’t embrace the United Nations, however contains over 180 native and worldwide NGOs.
Nonetheless, the United Nations usually contracts with NGOs registered in Afghanistan to hold out its humanitarian work.
Aidworkers say feminine staff are crucial to making sure ladies can entry support.
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