Dystopia becomes reality: women collect saffron flowers in Herat province. They are allowed to do this work, unlike most other professions. Since coming to power, the Taliban have enacted numerous regulations that massively restrict the lives of women and girls: for example, they are forbidden to travel without a male companion, and outside their homes they must wear the hijab or burka.

The Taliban's war on women

Since seizing power in mid-2021, the Taliban have continued to restrict the rights of Afghan women and girls. At the end of 2022, they banned women from attending higher education. More...

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