VICE speaks to an anonymous aid worker with Women for Women International on the latest bans in Afghanistan.
Fozia was a working woman. She enjoyed taking her children to play in the park, she was excited to be studying for a master’s degree, and she loved having a good time with her friends. But her life drastically changed when the Taliban regained control of the country in August 2021, two decades after they were last in power. Since then, women have been forced out of the workplace, girls cannot attend secondary schools or colleges, and traveling anywhere without a male guardian has become extremely dangerous.