Taliban decrees women must cover their faces again





Global Report

The Taliban ordered all women to cover their faces in public the latest restriction by a government that has taken away women’s right to travel long distances alone, work outside healthcare or education, and receive a secondary education. In a cruel twist, the decree makes women’s relatives and employers the enforcers. If their faces are seen in public, their male “guardian” will be fined, then jailed. If the woman who goes out uncovered or her relative work for the government, they will be fired. It suggested women should not leave their homes at all if possible.