The Taliban discussed the possibility of women joining the government

AfghanistanThe Taliban will consult Islamic theologians on women’s rights, including the possibility of women joining government.

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said on December 12 that Muslim theologians would share views on controversial issues and that the Taliban would continue to govern Afghanistan from its own perspective on women’s rights.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid at a press conference in Kabul, Afghanistan in August. Photo: AFP.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid at a press conference in Kabul, Afghanistan in August. Photo: AFP.

Civil rights activists in Afghanistan, especially women’s rights advocates, argue that female theologians should also be included in the consultation process, as it will have a positive impact. women’s right to access to employment and education.

In early December, the Taliban issued a decree on women’s rights, recognizing women as non-property and forbidding women to marry, but made no mention of access to education and employment.

The Taliban took over Afghanistan on August 15, after toppling the Western-backed government. In early September, the Taliban leader announced that the government was all male. The international community has not yet recognized the Taliban government. The main conditions for recognition of the new Afghan government are inclusiveness and respect for human rights, including women’s rights.

Hong Hanh (Follow Sputnik)

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