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Afghanistan's Taliban Govt Bans Motorists From Offering Women A Ride

Afghanistan's Taliban Govt Bans Motorists From Offering Women A Ride

Afghanistan’s Taliban authorities said Sunday that women seeking to travel anything other than short distances should not be offered transport unless they are accompanied by a close male relative.

The guidance, issued by the Ministry for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, also called on all vehicle owners to offer rides only to those women wearing Islamic hijabs. Ministry spokesman Sadeq Akif Muhajir told AFP on Sunday:

Women travelling for more than 45 miles (72 kilometres) should not be offered a ride if they are not accompanied by a close family member. 

The guidance comes weeks after the ministry asked Afghanistan’s television channels to stop showing dramas and soap operas featuring women actors.

The ministry had also called on women TV journalists to wear hijabs while presenting.

Muhajir said Sunday that the hijab would also be required for women seeking transport. The ministry’s directive also asked people to stop playing music in their vehicles.

The Taliban’s interpretation of the hijab — which can range from a hair covering to a face veil or full-body covering — is unclear, and the majority of Afghan women already wear headscarves.

Since taking power in August, the Taliban have imposed various restrictions on women and girls, despite pledging a softer rule compared with their first stint in power in the 1990s.

In several provinces, local Taliban authorities have been persuaded to reopen schools — but many girls still remain cut off from secondary education.

Early this month, the Islamist group issued a decree in the name of their supreme leader instructing the government to enforce women’s rights.

Meanwhile, the United Nations Development Programme in a new report said the Taliban’s move to restrict women from working could immediately cost the Afghan economy up to $1 billion, or 5% of GDP.

The UN report painted a grim picture of Afghanistan’s economy which is under strain with soaring inflation and an ongoing cash crunch.

Women account for 20% of the country’s workforce and preventing them from working could deduct half a billion dollars alone from household consumption.

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27 Comments

T 4 months ago

Although males and females are equal in relationship to Christ, the Scriptures give specific roles to each in marriage. The husband is to assume leadership in the home (1 Corinthians 11:3; Ephesians 5:23). This leadership should not be dictatorial, condescending, or patronizing to the wife, but should be in accordance with the example of Christ leading the church. "Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word" (Ephesians 5:25-26). Christ loved the church (His people) with compassion, mercy, forgiveness, respect, and selflessness. In this same way husbands are to love their wives.

Wives are to submit to the authority of their husbands. "Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything" (Ephesians 5:22-24). Although women should submit to their husbands, the Bible also tells men several times how they are supposed to treat their wives. The husband is not to take on the role of the dictator, but should show respect for his wife and her opinions. In fact, Ephesians 5:28-29 exhorts men to love their wives in the same way that they love their own bodies, feeding and caring for them. A man's love for his wife should be the same as Christ's love for His body, the church.

"Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them" (Colossians 3:18-19). "Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers" (1 Peter 3:7). From these verses we see that love and respect characterize the roles of both husbands and wives. If these are present, then authority, headship, love, and submission will be no problem for either partner.

Now please stop this nonsensical argument


T 4 months ago

Young man, relax your heart. God is a being of order. He created everything to a specific system that he saw as appropriate.A woman goes under a man because that's the order God sees it fit. Iwe zvako zvekuzoti mukadzi haagoni this and that is your stupid mind.
Akambokuudza kuti a woman can't do something ndiani? In the book of Judges, there was also a woman who led Israel. I'm just pointing out kuti a woman goes under a man because that's the role God saw it appropriate to, that's where he gave the woman abilities in. There's stuff only women can do and stuff only men can do because GOD ordained it to.

If you don't have anything chekutaura, please shut up and read another news

Tkt 4 months ago

Wangu @T1 nyarara kana usinga gone ku interpreter bible. Women submit STOP. The same bible yauri ktaura nezvayo haisiyo inorambira vakadzi kumira pamberi pevarume hr??????

Tkt 4 months ago

@lady of the night

Thats the reason why Talivan introduced those measures to suppress people like you who bring the reputation of the woman to dirt. Nxaa get away cxa mahure magara muno netsa shit yemunhu


Ladies man 4 months ago

I used to think women rights activists were bit of pain in the back but no....keep the fire burning ladies....these male chauvinistic pigs think by trampling on your rights as humans is 'promoting virture' and 'prevention of vice'....


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Jutas 4 months ago

VAKADZI VANYANYA KUFAMBA VAKAPFEKA ZVIMA PLEASE CALL ME SAKA MU AFGHANISTAN HAMUDIWI ZVIMBAMBABHA

VARI BHOO
VARIKUDZIVIRIRA NYAYA DZEKUTORERANA VAKADZI NEKURHEPWA KWEVANA NE CHIHHRE IN BRACKETS.

MA JOKI AVA KUZONYURA MU AFGHANISTAN

NO TO CHIPFAMBI


Mr ndhlumbi 4 months ago

I think The idea is right but some of the terms & conditions are 2 much. Vakadzi vamazuvano vakunyumbirwa nekuda kwema Women devilish rights that abuse men's Godly rights. Mwari akat mukadzi ngaende pasi pemurume simple as that. Why try 2 change it


😶 4 months ago

@lady of the night.
Sure you are the lady of◼️


Ntaba 4 months ago

Taliban gvt thus nonsense


Tkt 4 months ago

@willie, all that is true,
iur constitution does not allow a woman to be given a death sentence but a man. which means a woman can be a serial murderer but still gets a sentence of 7yrs x4 counts iwe wongonzi life mkati,


Williie Gideon Chinyanyani Chauke 4 months ago

THE AFGHANS ARE RIGHT BECAUSE THAT WHAT THEY WERE FIGHTING FOR.

THEN WON, LET THEM RULE THEIR NATION ACCORDING TO THEIR PLANS

OTHER WOMEN RIGHTS HAVE DISTURBED MANY NATIONS.

THE RIGHT TO LOVE IS THE MOST POINT THAT THEY ARE REALLY FIGHTING FOR.

PROSTITUATION MUST BE FOR FOR WORLD WIDE.

WHAT IS A SEX WORKER?. MANY DEATHS ARE CONNECTED TO LOVERS AND EX LOVERS.

THE WOMEN RIGHTS MUST BE LIMITED BECAUSE THEY ARE CAUSING LIFE LOSSES, PARENTS HATERADES, MATERNITY PROBLEMS,AND ETC

I PRAY IF THAT AFGHAN LAW CAN BE ALSO MOUNTED HERE IN ZIMBABWE

NO MAN HAS ONCE WON A CASE WITH HIS WOMAN NO MATTER HOW WRONG SHE IS. MANY FAVORS ARE PUSHED TO LADIES I DON'T KNOW WHY

A MAN CAN CAN GO TO JAIL FOR THE WHOLE OF HIS LIFE THROUGH THE UNPROVED LIES FROM THE MOUTH OF HIS WIFE

OUR RULERS DOESN'T TAKE THEIR TIME TO MAKE OBSERVATIONS ON WHO IS WRONG.

THE WIFE CAN TAKE THE WHOLE OF HER HUSBAND'S WEALTH PLUS CHILDREN AND THE MAN TO JAIL FOR HER PROSTITUATION PROBLEMS AND THE THE RULES STAY KEEPING QUITE ON CASES LIKE THESE

MURDERING, SUCIDES,DIVORCES, PROVOCATIVE SPEECHES, LOSS OF WEALTH AND ETC, ALL THESE MOSTLY ARE THE PROFIT OF STAYING WITH A WOMAN

HAAAAA THE AFGHANS ARE RIGHT.
THEY WILL LIVE A BETTER LIFE WITH LIMITED LOVING PROBLEMS

IT'S REALLY RIGHT. THEY WILL GET USED TO THAT

THOSE ARE PEOPLE OF GOD

THEY CAN'T BE RULED BY AMERICANS

EVEN IF THEIR ECONOMY INFLATES NO PROBLEM, THEY WILL LIVE LIKE THAT.

EVEN RAPE CASES WILL BE LIMITED TOO.

EVEN UNKNOWN PREGNANCIES WILL BE LIMITED OR STOP

VIVA AFGHAN GOVT VIVA


😱 4 months ago

@Lady of the night. Hesi kani HURE, wadii? Zviri sei zvimwe zvipoko nevaroyi?

Lady of night 4 months ago

Another load of bullshit in capital letters....get a life

Shadows 4 months ago

Mutemo uyo tinoudawo muno. Vakadz vedu vasvinuka. Varume tatove varanda. Mkadz anofanira kuva pasi pemurume. BT muno hakuna zvakadaro. Varume varikufuriswa dzihwa nevakadzi. Bvunzai bhobho


Ghetto eye 4 months ago

Kamupfekero katinoona matinofamba varumeka zvakaooma zvimwe zvacho zvanyanya


Christian mataya 4 months ago

It's only that the world has turned upside down.It used to happen even here in Zimbabwe during our times. It was not permissible for a women to travel a long distant journey without a protector (male). So to them I believe it's operation restore legacy. That one I support because women should be guided so that they do not become easy prey for the devil. Even in the bible there is no such thing as equal rights. It is the devil who demands equal rights so that when women are empowered, they work with him. They devil is frightened to work with men thus why he targets women. So they should be protected.
Now look even here in Zimbabwe, women have the leeway to walk naked, dressed uncomfortably but very confident. And that is an abomination in the sight of God. So whether you like it or not these people should be guided so that the earth days maybe long


😱 4 months ago

@Lady of the night. Hakuna chinonzi LADY of the night. Mahure navaroyi chete chete👻

Lady of night 4 months ago

I hope you wrote this load of bullshit just to get the so called feminists trippin....however if you actually believe it...eish...l have no solution

Pasi Nemhanduuuuuuuu 4 months ago

@Mataya: zvawanyora izvi zvinotukisa. Wazvinzwa Christian Mataya. ASI ICHOKWADI. VANHU HAVACHADI CHOKWADI. Women are walking around NAKED. THEY ARE UNCOMFORTABLE WITH IT EVEN IVO PACHAVO BUT ARE TAUGHT TO BE CONFIDENT IN IT.

Chamisa N 4 months ago

☑️✅

Chamisa N.. 4 months ago

I am going to do that here too, tofanira kuteera tsika dzedu... People of zimbabwe you have a problem yekudaa hurungu stereki.. I am going to stop it.. handidi zvekushamisirirwaa ini..

Ndikupindaa Ini mukomana


Chamisa N 4 months ago

😁😁😁😁 kutuka ini kutuka munhu asiriyee.. munondiwedzeresa kupikisa hurumende

George 4 months ago

Hamusakuda kutsvagwa kutukwa nevanhu here boya man shandisai zita renyu chairo chairo

Conquring. 4 months ago

Taliban these guys are shit pfuu they kill a person lyk a rat .GOD SAVE YOUR CHILDREN


Girlchild 4 months ago

Male chauvinist government. Ndopaunowona imwe hurumende ichidyidzana with these terrorists. Nxaaa


Chamisa N 4 months ago

Ko wanetseka nei pazita rangu.. mazita avoo vese vari pano imbanje here.. zidofooo

Kuziva 4 months ago

Mudhara munopenga munonzi Chamisa here kana kuti dzitoriwo mbanje dzirikufurira


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