Several aid organizations have resumed their activities in Afghanistan after the Taliban authorities assured to allow women to work in other fields, including the health sector.
The Taliban administration last month ordered local and foreign aid organizations not to allow female staff to work until further notice.
The move was universally condemned, while Taliban officials justified the order because some women did not adhere to the Taliban's interpretation of Islamic dress.
In response to this order, many NGOs suspended their activities, justifying that they needed female workers to reach women in a conservative country like Afghanistan. )
translation Nancy Dent of the International Rescue Committee said, “Last week, the Ministry of Public Health assured that female health workers and women who were working as office assistants could resume their work.”
He said that 'due to this permission, the International Rescue Committee has started providing health and nutrition services again through our mobile health teams in four provinces'.
Spokesman of the Afghan Ministry of Public Health said that they have not stopped any activities related to the health sector.
He added that ' Due to a misunderstanding, the aid organizations stopped their health services, but now they have resumed it.
Save the Children said that ' There has been a clear directive from the authorities that women workers can continue to work in a safe but limited environment after which the institution has partially restored health, nutrition and some of its educational programs.