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Restrictions on Women Impair Afghan Aid Delivery, Rights Group Says

Restrictions on Women Impair Afghan Aid Delivery, Rights Group Says

From: VOA

Taliban-imposed limits on women working as aid workers are holding up the delivery of badly needed assistance in much of Afghanistan, Human Rights Watch says.

In the majority of the country’s provinces, women aid workers are only able to work if they are accompanied by a male family member, the group says. Only three of the country’s 34 provinces allow women aid workers to work unconditionally.

Mandating an escort effectively makes it impossible for most women to work, the rights group says.

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