A group of Afghan women are on hunger strike in the Cologne region, Germany. This action was a form of protest against what is called ‘gender apartheid’ in their home country which is now controlled by the Taliban.
“Currently, Afghan women do not have schools, universities, cars, restaurants, everything is prohibited,” said one of the Afghan women on hunger strike, Zarmina Paryani, when speaking to AFPas reported on Tuesday (5/9/2023).
Paryani is one of five children, all girls, who fled to Germany in 2022 after being arrested by the Taliban for holding protests in Afghanistan.
Another Afghan woman, Tamana Paryani, also joined the hunger strike which lasted 12 days.
Tamana posted an image to social media X or Twitter showing a banner reading: “Afghanistan must be recognized as a country where there is gender apartheid.”
“(Taliban) Arrest, torture and kill political and human rights (HAM) activists every day… but the world is silent,” said Zarmina in her statement.
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