#DoNotTouchMyClothes: Afghan women’s social media protest against Taliban

Sara Wahedi, Peymana Assad, and Sana Safi who are among the many women posting images of themselves in colourful traditional Afghan clothing on social media. We have the best collection for the Muslim women rights

Women around the world are sharing pictures of themselves in traditional colourful clothes in a campaign against the new strict dress code for female students

Source: The Guardian 2021

After street demonstrations across major cities in Afghanistan, women have now taken to social media to protest against the Taliban’s hardline policies towards them.

An online campaign has seen Afghan women around the world share photos of themselves wearing traditional colourful clothes, using the hashtag #DoNotTouchMyClothes.

The protest is a response to a sit-down demonstration orchestrated by the Taliban at Kabul University, where about 300 women appeared in all-black garments covering their faces, hands and feet – the sort of dress previously never seen across the country.

Waving Taliban flags, the women said they supported the militants who have announced that women would not be allowed to hold high-ranking government positions and that schools and universities needed to be gender-segregated.

Since the Taliban took the capital Kabul, it has set up an all-male interim government with just a handful of Tajik and Uzbek representatives and no member of the ethnic Hazara minority.

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