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Tuesday Mar 08 2022
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What is Taliban's message to Afghan women on International Women's Day?

By
Web Desk
Taliban spokesperson Zabiullah Mujahid. — AFP/File
Taliban spokesperson Zabiullah Mujahid. — AFP/File

The Taliban government in Afghanistan issued a message to the women calling International Women’s Day a “great opportunity for Afghan women to demand their legitimate rights”.

“The Islamic Emirate is committed to upholding the Sharia rights of all Afghan women,” said the message.

The Taliban's spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid also said that the government will “protect and defend the rights of Afghan women, God willing.”

International Women's Day is being observed worldwide on March 8 to celebrate women's achievements, fight against inequality, and gender bias.