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UN report: Taliban posing challenges for women’s aid organizations

Bayan news – A new report from the UN Women section in Afghanistan shows that the Taliban is creating difficulties for women’s aid organizations in Afghanistan.

This report from the UN Women section was released yesterday (April 30) and involved 127 national and international aid organizations and UN offices in 14 sectors.

According to this report, in March of last year alone, 60% of women-related aid organizations faced difficulties when registering new projects with a focus on increasing awareness of the importance of reaching women and girls.

According to the UN Women section report, 29% of organizations cited challenges when registering projects in the field of mental health and psychosocial support.

The report also states that the Taliban’s enforcement of guidelines on women’s dress by the Ministry of Religious Affairs has had a negative impact on the activities of female staff.

According to the report, 60% of aid organizations have said that female staff in these offices minimize their movements due to fear of arrest.

Additionally, 66% of respondents stated that working from home has had a greater impact on female staff’s ability to interact with other team members than at any other time.

However, the UN Women section added that despite the challenges and obstacles facing humanitarian aid related to women, progress has also been made.

After coming to power in Afghanistan, the Taliban issued a directive banning women from working in domestic and international institutions.

Furthermore, over the past two years, the Taliban has issued more than 50 orders to restrict women and girls.

Representatives of countries at the United Nations have called for a change in the Taliban’s policies towards women

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