Kabul, ANI: At least 900,000 Afghans have lost their jobs since the Taliban took control last August, according to the US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR). At the same time, after the arrival of the Taliban, women have suffered the most.
Decline in percentage of working women
Working women are disproportionately affected, as reported by The Khama Press, with women’s employment expected to decline by 21 percent by mid-2022, according to Cigar. Afghan women have been affected the most since the Taliban government came to power. This decline is likely to happen more in the coming days.
Employment sectors were destroyed
Since the Taliban took power, unemployment has skyrocketed, and poverty has put millions of people at risk in many parts of the country. Many sectors of employment have been affected due to political change. After the arrival of the Taliban government, many sectors such as the civil service and construction industry were destroyed in Afghanistan, which has affected jobs on a large scale.
9 lakh people lost jobs
According to Khama Press, more than 500,000 Afghan workers lost their jobs in the third quarter of 2021, according to the International Labor Organisation, and the number of people who lost their jobs since Taliban took control rose from 700,000 to 900,000 by mid-2222. expected to arrive.
Afghanistan’s economy was already in shambles after four decades of conflict, severe droughts and pandemics.
After the Taliban seized power following a hasty withdrawal of US troops, the international community froze Afghanistan’s assets and withheld aid.
Women’s rights have steadily increased throughout Afghanistan’s international presence, but this progress is threatened by the withdrawal of the Taliban. The recent imposition of burqa on Afghan women by the Taliban is an example of this.
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