Afghanistan’s shrinking horizons: ‘Women feel everything is finished’

The Taliban claim to have changed, but the crackdown has begun for women across the country

In two months, Parwana estimates she has crossed the threshold of her home perhaps four times. She used to leave early in the morning, for work that supported her entire family, and then go on to an evening degree course.

After the Taliban took over Kandahar, her manager told her not to come to work and her university hasn’t yet sorted out how to put on the gender-divided classes they demanded.

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