Despite the protests of women in the streets, the Taliban appear to have remained largely the same since the days they ruled the roost in the 1990s.
With the return of the Islamic fundamentalist group to power, Afghan women fear losing the rights they have won over the past two decades.
Taliban rulers have contradicted their public promises on rights, including by ordering women to stay at home, blocking teenage girls from school and holding house-to-house searches for former foes.
High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said that “In contradiction to assurances that the Taliban would uphold women’s rights, over the past three weeks, women have instead been progressively excluded from the public sphere.”
“Because before that, before the Taliban, neither the world nor our own republic really saw the strength of Afghan women.”