Women in Afghanistan are fearing for their future after the Taliban gained control of the country at an alarming speed.
Already, there was a noticeable difference in the country’s main TV channels – the disappearance of some female presenters from the screen, according to checks by BBC Monitoring.
Meanwhile, women like Ms Zeb Hanifa (not her real name), who has worked as a PR consultant and writer, is worried she may no longer be able to work.
“I am broken,” she told the BBC. “There are so many young women like me – our dreams are shattered.”
The Taliban have said that all sections of the society will have civil freedoms in their rule, but analysts say it’s too early to trust such promises.
In the 1990s, life under the Taliban saw women forced to wear the all-covering burqa, education restricted for girls over 10 and brutal punishments brought in, including public executions.
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