The Taliban have banned women from visiting all parks in Kabul, Afghanistan. This move further excludes them from public life in Afghanistan.
It is believed that some groups in Afghanistan believe that Islamic laws were not being followed at parks.
Under Taliban rules, women had been allowed to visit parks on three days every week – Sunday, Monday, Tuesday – and men on the remaining four. Now women will not be allowed, even if accompanied by male relatives.
The ban also includes amusement parks that usually have rides like bumper cars or a ferris wheel, and where families visit together with their children.
It appears to be in force only in the capital for now, but in the past such rules have eventually applied across the country.
Women’s rights and freedoms have been severely restricted since the militant Islamists seized power in August 2021.