Afghanistan: Women protest closure of beauty salons

Women in Afghanistan have held a rare protest against the Taliban’s decision to shut female beauty parlours and salons.

Women shouted “work, bread and justice” while they were gathered in the capital city, Kabul.

Taliban guards responded with water cannons, and some protesters said stun guns were also used against them.

Women’s rights have been increasingly restricted since Taliban rulers returned to power in 2021.

Around 50 women took part in the protest on Wednesday, according to AFP news agency.

The closure of all beauty salons will lead to the loss of 60,000 jobs, Afghanistan’s chamber of commerce said.






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