Taliban Orders Women To Wear Burqa And Stay At Home

The Taliban is ordering Afghan women to wear a burqa outside in public. Moreover, Afghanistan’s supreme leader and the chief of the Taliban is suggesting that women should stay home.

The leader of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, Hibatullah Akhundzada, decreed during a ceremony held in Kabul that women were only allowed to wear a burqa that showed their eyes.

To add to his decree, the Ministry for the Propagation of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice stated that women were to wear a traditional chadori as it was respectful. A chadori is a loose, head-to-toe burqa that only allows room for the eyes to be seen.

The minister explained that the Taliban only want their women to live safely and with dignity. He stated that Islamic values and ideology took precedence in all matters, even clothing.

According to France24, Akhunzada also suggested that women should stay at home if they don’t have any important matters outside. Another French agency, the Agence France-Presse, highlighted that women and men had been allotted separate days to visit parks.

It was noted that these new rules are similar to the restrictions that were in place during the old Taliban regime. However, when the Taliban took control of Afghanistan last August, they promised to form a softer and more democratic government that was acceptable globally.

During that time, the Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid also spoke about the rights of women in the new Afghanistan. He recognized the importance of women as an integral part of society. He also stated that women will be given all of their rights, within the Islamic boundaries.

The Taliban continue to undermine women’s rights, and their actions attest to this. In March 2022, they announced that girls beyond sixth grade will not be given access to education.