Since the Taliban takeover on Aug. 15, the Islamic extremist group has been violating women’s rights and targeting female activists despite promising the contrary, leaving many to wonder why Western allies have seemingly abandoned the people of Afghanistan.
Broken promises: Despite the Taliban promising to uphold women’s rights in Afghanistan, their claims did not last even 100 days into their occupation. Many international activists had anticipated this due to the group’s recurring past offenses against women.
‘Underground’ LGTBQ+ community in Afghanistan fear being ‘killed on the spot’ after Taliban takeover
Members of the LGBTQ+ community in Afghanistan expressed fear as the Taliban took over the country’s capital Kabul.
Death as punishment: Many members from the hidden LGBTQ+ community in Afghanistan are now talking to international media outlets to express how dangerous it is to live in the country under the rule of the Taliban.
A female Afghan mayor aired a plea of desperation as the Taliban’s control of Afghanistan sparks concerns for the safety of women in the country, particularly activists, journalists and politicians like her.
Potential target: In a recent interview with iNews, Maidan Wardak province mayor Zarifa Ghafari lamented that the extremist group “will come for people like me and kill me” as it advances aggressively across the country.