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In the most recent imposition on women in Afghanistan, the Taliban have issued an order for hair and beauty salons to close, adding to the growing list of restrictions.
A spokesperson from the Vice and Virtue Ministry confirmed that businesses were given a one-month period to comply, starting from July 2nd, when they were initially informed of the decision.
Since the Taliban took control in 2021, women’s freedoms have steadily diminished. They have been prevented from attending school, using gyms and parks, and most recently, prohibited from working for the United Nations.
Additionally, the Taliban has mandated that women only show their eyes through their dress and must be accompanied by a male relative when traveling beyond a distance of 72km (48 miles).