Strict dress code, denial of education and more: Life of women under previous Taliban rule

“The Islamic Emirate doesn’t want women to be victims,” were the words of Enamullah Samangani, a member of the Taliban’s cultural commission, Tuesday. Later, in its first presser after entering Kabul in Afghanistan, Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid said “We are going to allow women to work and study. We have got frameworks, of course. Women … Read more

Taliban vow to honor women’s rights but within Islamic law

A Taliban spokesman promised Tuesday that the insurgents who overran Afghanistan in recent days would respect women’s rights and would not exact revenge, seeking to calm a wary population and skeptical world powers. In his first news conference, Zabihullah Mujahid, who had been a shadowy figure for years, doubled down on the Taliban’s efforts to … Read more

Taliban announces ‘amnesty’, urges women to join government

The Taliban announced Tuesday an “amnesty” across Afghanistan and urged women to join its government, trying to calm nerves across a nervous capital city that only the day before saw chaos at its airport as people tried to flee their rule. The comments by Enamullah Samangani, a member of the Taliban’s cultural commission, represent the … Read more