Taliban in Kandahar Order Female Health Workers to Refrain From Going to Work Without Mahram

The Taliban’s Vice and Virtue Promoters in Kandahar ordered female employees of local clinics and health centers to refrain from going to work without being accompanied by male guardians (mahram).

A reliable source in the Taliban-run Public Health Department in Kandahar reported this order was verbally communicated to the employees on Sunday.

The Taliban have already banned women from working with national or international Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs).

The Taliban government has allowed only female health workers to work with NGOs.