On 24 December, Cordaid like many other international NGOs received word that as of 25 December, women are no longer allowed to work for NGOs and INGOs, per Taliban decree.
This decree is unfortunately the most recent in a long string of restrictions imposed on women (as well as men) in Afghanistan over the past 16 months.
At the moment, Cordaid has decided to suspend all activities for the next few days until there is more clarity on this decree. In solidarity with our female colleagues.
Cordaid and many other NGOs have pleaded with the de facto government to reverse this decree as soon as possible and are calling on donors and other actors such as the UN and the EU to do the same.
For further questions please contact our press officer:
Elianne van Waalwijk – van Doorn
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