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Afghanistan: Parks become latest no-go areas for women in Kabul

Added 11-30-22 03:04:01am EST - “With new restrictions imposed by the Taliban, Afghan women fear what could come next.” - News.yahoo.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From News.yahoo.com: “Afghanistan: Parks become latest no-go areas for women in Kabul”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Squeals of delight from young children fill the air as they enjoy the thrills of the Ferris wheel, bumper cars and a small rollercoaster at an amusement park in central Kabul.

Their fathers sit on the rides with them, or look on, taking photos - rare moments of joy in Afghanistan where the news is often so bleak.

But mothers are now denied the right to share in the memories the children here are making. Women are banned from visiting parks in Kabul by the hardline ruling Taliban.

But the closest women, including us, can get to the park is a restaurant overlooking it. Women were also recently barred from swimming pools and gyms in the capital.

Some say these moves don't affect most of the country, because for a majority of the people right now, an evening out is a luxury they cannot afford.

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