The decision by the Taliban government to bar women from NGO work has prompted major international aid agencies to suspend operations in the country. Photo: AFP
The decision by the Taliban government to bar women from NGO work has prompted major international aid agencies to suspend operations in the country. Photo: AFP

UN official meets Taliban deputy prime minister over women NGO ban

  • Markus Potzel, deputy head of UN Mission in Afghanistan, in Kabul to discuss the ban, as well as other measures curtailing women’s rights in the country
  • UN survey shows a third of NGOs headed by women in Afghanistan have been forced to stop 70 per cent of their activities due to the ban

The decision by the Taliban government to bar women from NGO work has prompted major international aid agencies to suspend operations in the country. Photo: AFP
The decision by the Taliban government to bar women from NGO work has prompted major international aid agencies to suspend operations in the country. Photo: AFP
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