In the Afghan capital Kabul, groups of demonstrators took to the streets on Monday to call on the Taliban to respect the rights of women and minorities.
The concentrates, as the Tolo News chain reports, assure that “only social justice and equality can solve the crisis” into which the country plunged after decades of conflict and the climax of the Taliban conquest in mid-August.
“Peace and unity are the only solution,” the protesters shouted as they walked the streets of the capital, calling on the movement to keep its promise, which was reflected in the decree on women’s rights last Friday.
In it the Taliban claim that women are “not property” but “free and noble people” who should not be “forced to marry against their will”.
One of the participants interviewed by the broadcaster claimed the role of women in Afghan society: “We need freedom, we have social rights and obligations, and we are not allowed to stay at home.”
The United States, which represents the Western community, viewed the Taliban decree positively this Saturday, but called on the regime to extend the tolerance it has proclaimed to other areas of daily life.
The US Special Envoy for Afghanistan Thomas West has insisted that “much more is needed to ensure women’s rights in all aspects of Afghan society, including schools, jobs, politics and the media. Communication,” it said a message on his Twitter account.