An Afghan female investor, Nilab, has decided to close a driving training center for women that was established a year ago in Kabul. Nilab said that no girl or a woman has visited the center during the past month despite the interest of more than thirty women who want to learn to drive.
“I face an unclear future,” Nilab said. Afghan women told Tolo News that they should not be deprived of working and studying, as they make up half of the society. Mughda, who trained at the center months ago, said women need to continue their work and skill-building. “I aimed to learn to drive, to stand on my own two feet, and to not depend on anyone.”
“Not only me, but all Afghan women and girls also have some prominent goals. They don’t want to be in need. It is good to become a doctor, a manager and so on, to find halal (legal) food,” Mughda went onto say
In the meantime, Taliban officials declared that women are permitted to work and study in accordance with Islamic laws. “Women can work in any field based on the Islamic framework,” said Sayed Khosti, a member of the cultural commission, reported Tolo News.
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