Women and girls in Afghanistan face an onslaught of decrees from the Taliban designed to erase women from public life. The latest of these requires women to cover themselves from head to toe. The UN Security Council has held an emergency session to discuss the Taliban’s restrictive policies on women in Afghanistan. The UK envoy said it was ‘wrong and regressive’ that the hardline group had banished women to the sidelines of life. The Taliban’s curbs range from prohibiting women from traveling without a male chaperone, cutting them off from most employment and banning older girls from going to school. Measures designed to erase women from public life. The latest of these diktats requires women to cover themselves from head to toe.
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