Afghan women demand education and work at Kabul protest

29/5/2022 11:36:00 AM

Afghan women demand education and work at Kabul protest

https://str.sg/w2udKABUL (AFP) - About two dozen Afghan women chanting"bread, work, freedom" protested in the capital on Sunday (May 29) against the Taliban's harsh restrictions on their rights.Sinceseizing power in August,the Taliban have rolled back the marginal gains made by women during the two decades of US intervention in Afghanistan.

"Education is my right! Reopen schools!" chanted the protesters, many of them wearing face-covering veils, as they gathered in front of the ministry of education.Demonstrators marched for a few hundred metres before ending the rally as authorities deployed Taliban fighters in plain clothes, an AFP correspondent reported."We wanted to read out a declaration but the Taliban didn't allow it," said protester Ms Zholia Parsi.

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