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Slash. Npr to learn more as an added. Bonus you'll receive a fifty dollar coupon towards your first purchase day-by-day women in afghanistan have been learning. They are less free. The taliban who captured kabul last month made some early vague gestures toward respecting women's rights. But now that they've established a government. Their rules are more specific and many women feel the freedoms they gained in the last. Twenty years are fading. Npr's arzu rizvani has been talking with afghan women just a couple of months ago. Twenty eight year old shack. Mostafavi was a legal adviser for a world bank funded project. She was also running a company. She founded that exported dried fruit to do by india for now that life is on hold most new so it is on astonished. Donavan came to kabul. I'm home just like other women and like other afghan women shaher saad refuses to stay silent over the last several weeks. Women across afghanistan have protested the taliban steady stream of restrictions. So far working women have been ordered to stay home. They've been excluded from government positions. They are banned from playing sports. The taliban says women and girls can continue their education but classrooms will be gender-segregated islamic dress. Strictly enforced and subjects are now under review. My bible want us them about other sean. I think the situation will get worse. Maybe in the beginning they will give the right franchise location but slowly. The situation will deteriorate badly. And i think all the afghan women will be confined to home the prospect of turning back the clock to a time when women disappeared under burqas. And we're virtually erased from public spaces is why women are protesting. It's also why bouba suraj a prominent women's rights advocate in kabul is urging women to get better organized like having our banners ready having our speakers in already Saying where we are going to get together where the groups are coming in. Then what you're going to wear because the clothes are going to wear is very important. That should be a statement by itself. also but protests organizers may never get that far. The taliban government now requires a permit for demonstrations without it. They say they're free to crack down protest organizer map boba. Who wants to use only her first name for fear of retribution. Says she and other group leaders are exploring their options oklahoma soil. I'm not because of the new measures. The taliban has issued we may have to take our movement indoors. We plan to demand for justice through resolutions and conferences. But we think there is little time left megaphone or microphone. All of this comes with great risk. No form of dissent was tolerated under the taliban in the nineties and the group has gone after female protesters beating women flogging them aiming their guns at them still. None of this has scared. Protesters like twenty. Four year olds suba kabiri who was a student at kabul's american university until the taliban took over in fact she believes the taliban will eventually have to come around taupo before kimble's behind them. They know that they are faced today with talented educated experienced women and the taliban are afraid of this these melas their places at the mosques or ministry of religious affairs. They are not experts at running the government. They need us so far. There seems to be little change in the talibans attitude towards women. Schools reopened for boys over the weekend. Middle school and high school girls are still at home. The ministry of women's affairs has now been replaced with the ministry of vice and virtue. It is an echo to the past. When morality police patrol the streets enforcing dress codes and mail chaperones and to restrict interpretation of islamic law. It is also troubling. Sign that the future. Some afghan women want may be slipping away or is he whereas bonnie npr news islamabad

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