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Afghan women’s diary (day-counter) under the rule of Taliban from August 15 to August 15

Afghan Women’s News Agency has counted and documented the events related to women from poverty and deprivation to the closure of girls’ schools and women’s protests from August 15th, 2021, the day of the fall of the former regime, to August 15th, 2022, one year since the Taliban took control of the country. The events you read about women have been documented and narrated in Afghan Women’s News Agency and local media in the country.

First Part

Afghan women’s diary (day-counter) in the first 100 days of Taliban rule over the country

24 Asad 1400 is equal to August 15, 2021, the day of the fall of the government led by Ashraf Ghani and the complete control of the Taliban over the country

1. One day after the Taliban took control of the country, a group of Afghan women in Iran held a protest rally in protest of the Taliban’s entry into Kabul and chanted the slogan “We don’t want Islamic Emirate, death to the Taliban”.
2. Pakistani human rights activist Malala Yousafzai expressed her concern about Afghan women with the arrival of the Taliban in a tweet.
3. The United Nations Security Council held an emergency meeting and in that meeting they expressed their concern about the rights of women in Afghanistan under the rule of the Taliban.
4. Jacinda Ardern, the Prime Minister of New Zealand asked the Taliban not to prevent the work and education of Afghan women.
5. For the first time after the Taliban took control of the country, a woman was killed by the Taliban in Nangarhar.
Zakia Khodadadi, the only representative of Afghanistan’s women in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics, was banned from participating in the competition due to the rule of the Taliban.
6. The first demonstration of a group of protesting women was held in front of the Presidential Palace and the protesting women demanded the right to work, education and political participation from the Taliban.
7. For the first time after the Taliban took control of the country, a woman was killed by the Taliban in Nangarhar.
8. A small number of female journalists participated in the first news conference of Zabihullah Mujahid, one of the Taliban’s spokespersons, at the Government Media Center.
9. The Taliban spokesperson said in his first news conference about women’s rights; “We allow women to work and study within the frameworks we want”.
10. Ariana Saeed and several other figures, including filmmaker Sahra Karimi and runner athlete Kimia Yousefi, left Afghanistan.
11. Several young girls hummed the song “Sarzmin Man(My Homeland)” in the Kabul airport terminal while escaping from the Taliban.
12. The US Department of State and several other countries issued a joint statement on the rights of Afghan women in the field of work, education and women’s freedom.
13. The Taliban in Mazar-e-Sharif violently dealt with a girl who went to the market with her father for not wearing a burqa and a black hijab and warned the girl’s father to wear a burqa on his daughter.
14. Members of the SPO party in Austria launched a rally to support Afghan women.
15. Nine members of the Afghan girls’ robotics team left the country.
16. An Afghan baby was born in a US military plane during the transfer from Qatar to Germany. Army doctors helped his mother to give birth to this baby.
17. The Afghan girls’ theater team left Kabul for Europe.
18. The Taliban announced that women working in government offices should stay at home to ensure their safety, but their salaries will be paid and go to their work office just to sign the attendance record and then return home.
19. A girl named Selgi Baran became the first in the entrance exam in Afghan universities.
20. The Taliban destroyed a women’s printing house in Kabul.
21. The explosion took place in the airfield and among the crowd of people, and many, including women and children, were killed.
22. The Taliban allowed female employees, doctors and nurses to work in the Ministry of Public Health.
23. The Ministry of Higher Education of the Taliban announced the separation of girls’ and boys’ classes in the country’s universities.
24. Working women in Herat’s industrial town staged a street demonstration because of the Taliban’s ban on women’s work.
25. Reporters Without Borders announced that after the Taliban took control of the country, about 85 percent of female journalists stopped working.
26. Taliban people in Kabul started covering women’s pictures in hair salons and commercial markets.
27. Protesting women and women’s rights activists protested against the Taliban’s restrictions during a civil gathering in Kabul and demanded to protect their rights and freedoms.
28. Protesting women in Kabul once again demanded a serious role in decision-making and their colorful presence in the government structure, but this demonstration turned violent.
29. The street protest of female journalists and civil activists in Kabul turned violent, the Taliban used tear gas and electric gear against women.
30. Women in Zaranj city, the capital of Nimroz province, have protested the restrictions of the Taliban by carrying placards and slogans about respecting the fundamental rights of women.
31. Taliban forces killed a policewoman who was eight months pregnant in Ghor province.
32. The price and number of burqas in Kabul’s commercial markets increased after the Taliban came to power in the market.
33. Balkh women protested in Mazar-e-Sharif with the slogan of security, work and political participation.
34. Sahra Karimi, director of Afghan Film, announced that she will make the movie “Flight from Kabul” as a feature film.
35. The civil demonstration of women in the city of Mazar-e-Sharif was turned violent by the Taliban and about 40 protesting girls and boys were arrested by the Taliban.
36. Protesting women demonstrated against the Taliban in Faizabad city, the capital of Badakhshan province.
37. The Taliban in Kabul locked protesting women in the parking lot of a market so that they could not participate in the demonstration.
38. The civil society of Afghanistan published a statement asking the world not to recognize the single gender Taliban cabinet.
39. Female professors of Kabul University of Education were not allowed to enter the university by the Taliban.
40. Ministry for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice of the Taliban ordered that men and women cannot work together in offices.
41. Afghanistan Women’s Political Participation Network launched the campaign “Lawsuit for the political and social role of Afghan women.”
42. Hugh Jackman, a Hollywood star, announced his support for Afghan women.
43. Mahbuba Siraj one of the Afghan women’s rights activists, was introduced in the list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2021.
44. A Taliban official told Reuters in an interview that men should whip their wives 40 times a day.
45. The Ministry of Women’s Affairs was removed from the government body by the Taliban and the Ministry for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice was placed in its place.
46. Afghan women protested in response to the removal of the Ministry of Women’s Affairs.
47. Mahbube Siraj wanted to meet Mullah Baradar. Her name was included in Time magazine’s list of the world’s 100 most influential people, along with Mullah Baradar.
48. The second women’s protest program was held in relation to banning girls’ education and turning the Ministry of Women into the Ministry for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice.
49. Kabul municipality announced to its employees that only those women can attend their duties, that men cannot replace them.
50. The symbolic reading of the Ministry of Women’s Affairs by the Taliban after the women’s protests.
51. Participation of four members of the robotics team in the cycling convention in Mexico City, which was held to welcome them.
52. Removal of Maryam Monsef from the government cabinet of Canada for calling the Taliban a brother.
53. Maulvi Mohammad Hassan Akhund, Prime Minister of the Taliban Cabinet; has published a new recipe under the title of “Shari’a duty” of women.
54. Zabihullah Mujahid announced that legal scholars should prepare a report on how to create a safe environment for women and girls in the education and work environment.
55. Forcing and threatening female teachers in support of the Taliban group by the head of education of the Taliban government.
56. Michelle Bachelet, the UN human rights official, stated that the real fear among Afghan women is the return and brutal suppression of women by the Taliban in the 90s.
57. Nikki Haley, the former ambassador of the United States of America to the United Nations, wrote on Twitter: “Taliban should not be allowed to speak at the United Nations, they whip women on the roads and keep girls away from school.”
58. A number of taekwondo girls in Herat city, showing their medals, said that the Taliban should not prevent girls from participating in sports.
59. A spokesperson for the World Bank said last month that the bank is deeply concerned about the current situation in Afghanistan, especially for women.
60. A number of women leaders in the United Nations General Assembly expressed their concern about the situation of women in Afghanistan and asked the international community not to allow the Taliban to violate the rights of women and girls in this country.
61. One of the female traders in Herat called it worrisome that traders face various restrictions.
62. Primary school girls attended a school in Kandahar city.
63. The request of women’s rights activists from the international community by putting pressure on the Taliban to start girls’ schools in middle and high school.
64. Eleven Afghan women received the “Sakharov” prize of the European Parliament.
65. In the meeting of the United Nations special representative with the acting foreign minister of the Taliban, the Taliban have emphasized that the female employees in Afghanistan’s health centers have returned to their work.
66. The women who were staying in places known as safe houses were taken to prisons by the Taliban.
67. Taliban fired bullets to disperse protesting women in Kabul city.
68. The girls of the Afghanistan national football team started their training in Lisin, the capital city of Portugal, and some members of this team arrived in Portugal with their families.
69. Four teenage girls drowned in a lake while playing in Laghman.
70. The bride died and two other women were injured following the explosion of a hand grenade during a wedding ceremony in Aqcha district of Jawzjan province.
71. Niloufar Bayat, the captain of the Afghanistan women’s wheelchair basketball team, who has been transferred to Spain, started her first game by participating in a Spanish basketball team.
72. Adela Raz, the former ambassador of Afghanistan to America, announced that she has lost her trust in Washington’s policies.
73. Masked women with black veils demonstrated in support of the Taliban in Kabul city. This demonstration was launched by the Taliban and security was provided, while women protesting for bread, work and freedom were suppressed by the Taliban.
74. Teachers and officials of the Taliban group in Kunduz announced that the gates of some secondary and high schools have been opened for girls.
75. The protest of Mohammad Saber Insandoost, a university professor and his wife, a school teacher, along with their children due to the deprivation of the rights of women and men by the Taliban in the streets of Kabul.
76. Female employees in the Afghanistan passport department returned to their duties.
77. The Taliban imprisoned women protesting on the street with slogans of food, work and freedom in underground of the citadel and prevented their street protests.
78. The Ministry for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice established new rules for marriage ceremonies.
79. Prohibiting live music and separating men’s and women’s halls in wedding halls and prohibiting marriage ceremonies before food service are among the rules that were announced to hall owners by the Ministry for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice.
80. Khadijah Amin, one of the presenters of National Radio and Television of Afghanistan, received the “Freedom of Expression” award of Spain.
81. A young man was mysteriously killed by his wife in Badghis province.
82. Women’s gathering in Canada on the occasion of October 10th International Women’s Day of Struggle against the Taliban.
83. Hamaira Saqib, one of the Afghan women’s rights activists, in her speech in Canada, demanded that the international community should not recognize the Taliban.
84. Protesting women in Kabul, due to the closure of girls’ schools and women not being allowed to work in a protest rally with the slogan “The silence of the world is shameful, bread, work, freedom, forward to the reconstruction”, demanded the reopening of girls’ schools by the Taliban.
85. Expressing teachers’ concern about the closure of middle and high schools and not receiving their salaries.
86. Afghan women protest around the world to show their solidarity to support women’s rights in Afghanistan.
87. The officials of the house for the development of Afghan women’s talents expressed concern about the future of their activities.
88. Ariana Saeed won the “Goodwill Ambassador for Peace, Music and Women’s Empowerment” award.
89. Girls’ schools in 5 provinces of the country (Kundz, Balkh, Sarpol, Badakhshan and Jawzjan) were reopened up to the 12th grade.
90. Dr. Batul Haidari a university professor and a psychologist, started selling pine needles and handicrafts in the streets of Kabul as a symbolic protest against the unemployment of educated women.
91. Amnesty International stressed that the Taliban should immediately allow girls to return to school. Teachers, educators and activists across Afghanistan told Amnesty International that in many areas student attendance, particularly girls, in primary schools has dropped significantly.
92. Students of schools above the sixth grade in Ghazni schools asked the Taliban to allow the reopening of girls’ schools.
93. The employees of Queen Soraya Hospital claimed that they have not received a salary since eleven months.
94. 56-year-old Rukhshana, who was displaced due to poverty in Ghor province, sold her young children.
95. A man was arrested for selling 130 women in Jawzjan.
96. Female teachers’ protest in Kabul: Teachers’ salaries are not paid, but the suicide bombers’ families are given 10,000 Afghanis and land. They asked the international community not to recognize the Taliban.
97. UNESCO members expressed concern about the deprivation of Afghan girls and women from the right to access to education.
98. Female journalists were beaten by the Taliban during demonstrations in Kabul. Protesting women in Kabul; They demonstrated in the city with the slogan of work, bread and freedom.
99. After the Taliban took over, female artists expressed their concern about their art being called infidels and their uncertain future.
100. Protest of women and civil activists in response to economic problems and girls not being able to study in Kabul.
101. Protest and march of women activists in Kabul against the indifference of the United Nations and the silence of the international community regarding the fate of Afghan women under the rule of the Taliban.
102. The Ministry of Finance of the Taliban announced that they respect the rights of women and girls and asked America to give us our money.
103. The Taliban tore the tents of Panjshir refugees in Kabul and beat women and children.
104. Protest of teachers in Kabul regarding non-payment of their salaries by the Taliban
105. A teenage girl named Najiba was sold by her father for fifty thousand Afghanis due to poverty.
106. A woman in Ghor Province sold her two grandchildren for $1,100 and $1,500 due to poverty.
107. Two women were killed and wounded by a car belonging to the Taliban forces in Kabul city.
108. Milan Vervier, the former representative of the United States of America in global women’s affairs, declared that the international community should not allow women to be removed from society.
109. Afghan girls performed theater shows in Lyon, France.
110. Afghan women protest for access to the right to study and work in Kabul.
111. During a civil protest, the women of Bamiyan demanded the attention of the international community to the women of Afghanistan.
112. After the Taliban took control, the first exhibition of women’s handicrafts was held at the Intercontinental Hotel.
113. The British Foreign Office donated 50 million pounds for the education of girls and women in Afghanistan.
114. A family sold their 9-year-old daughter to a 55-year-old man due to poverty.
115. In Mazar-e-Sharif city, the Taliban killed a female ex-military along with another female and two male relatives.
116. The Taliban announced that they will not exclude girls from education. The field of their education will be provided soon.
117. Aseia Ahmad took the school to the homes by creating the application (Academy F) and provided online education for students.
118. Unknown persons abducted four women civil activists in Mazar-e-Sharif and then killed them.
119. The Taliban in Samangan province allowed women helpers to work by observing hijab.
120. The Pat Tillman Foundation presented the Foundation’s 2021 Hero Award to Fouzia Kofi, a former member of the House of Representatives.
121. Forozan Safi, a women’s rights activist in Balkh, was killed by unknown people under the pretext of being transferred outside of Afghanistan.
122. A number of women civil activists held a protest meeting due to the killing of 4 women civil activists in Balkh.
123. The presence of women in Badakhshan local media reached zero percent.
124. A young woman named Arzoo Kohestani claimed that the Taliban attacked her house and because her brother was a member of the security forces, they took her to the 11th Security District of Kabul, tortured and harassed her, and then raped her.
125. Judge Anisa Rasouli received the annual World Judges Award on behalf of all women judges of Afghanistan.
126. Girls’ schools in Herat were closed after reopening.
127. Demonstrations of Afghan women to support human rights and sanction Taliban rule in Australia, Belgium, Holland and Canada.
128. The Taliban banned female students from going to high schools in Herat.
129. The naked body of a woman was discovered in Bamyan.
130. Marzia Saadat, one of the businessmen of the country, won the award of the 15th round of the peace through business festival in America.
131. The Ministry of Education of the Taliban announced that they do not oppose the education of girls within the framework of Sharia.
132. A group of Afghan female football players and their families who fled to Pakistan arrived in Britain.
133. The Afghan Women Farmers Union announced that women farmers are facing economic problems in different regions.
134. The Taliban set new broadcast regulations for Afghan TV stations, according to which women should not appear in broadcasts and TV series.
135. Reporters Without Borders announced that the Taliban impose self-made hijab on women reporters.

Prepared by: Afghan Women’s News Agency

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