Women held a protest in Kabul on International Women’s Day, calling for women’s access to education and work.
The protestors called for the removal of restrictions imposed women in Afghanistan.
“It is March 8 but women in Afghanistan have no rights to celebrate this day. We are the women who are imprisoned in the country. The restrictions are worsened day-by-day,” said Jolia Parsa, a member of Junbish Itlaf Khodjosh Zanan.
“We want to be provided with our rights to work as in many other countries around the world. We should be able to work in the government and non-government organizations,” said Sufia Arifi, a member of Junbish Itlaf Khodjosh Zanan.
The female protestors issued a statement saying the current challenges against women should not be forgotten.
“Our specific request of the international community is to pay necessary attention to the situation of women in Afghanistan,” said Laila Bassim, a protestor.
“Today, the gates of gyms, schools, universities and parks have been closed for women,” said Marghlari Faqirzai, a member of Junbish Itlaf Khodjosh Zanan.
The Islamic Emirate has repeatedly said that they are committed to the rights of women and girls in Afghanistan and that their rights are preserved within Islamic laws.