US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has warned that the Afghan government’s ban on women working for humanitarian organizations will disrupt aid distribution and have disastrous consequences for Afghans.
Earlier, the Taliban ordered all local and international non-governmental organizations in Afghanistan to suspend the work of female employees.
“Deeply concerned that the Taliban’s ban on women’s participation in the distribution of humanitarian aid in Afghanistan will undermine critical and life-saving assistance to millions of people. Women play a central role in humanitarian operations around the world. This decision could have disastrous consequences for the Afghan people.”, Blinken wrote on Twitter.
Earlier, Afghan media reported that the Ministry of Higher Education in the Taliban government ordered to suspend the education of female students in private and public universities in Afghanistan. The Minister of Higher Education of Afghanistan said that the education of girls in secular universities violates the laws of Islam and is contrary to Islamic traditions.