LONDON, Oct 29 (IPS) – Heather Barr is associate women’s rights director at Human Rights WatchSecondary schools have reopened for boys but remain closed to the vast majority of girls. Women are banned from most employment; the Taliban government added insult to injury by saying women in their employ could keep their jobs only if they were in a role a man cannot fill—such as being an attendant in a women’s toilet. Women are mostly out of university, and due to new restrictions it is unclear when and how they can return. Many female teachers have been dismissed.Read the full story, “From Taliban to Taliban: Cycle of Hope, Despair on Womens Rights”, on globalissues.org →

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