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Women in Afghanistan will have the right to work and be educated up to university level, a Taliban spokesman has told Sky News.
Suhail Shaheen said “thousands” of schools continue to operate following the Taliban takeover.
Asked if the Taliban promises to respect the freedoms of women, Shaheen said: “Of course… we are committed to women’s rights, to education, to work and to freedom of speech, in the light of our Islamic rules.
He said “all people should be equal… and there should not be discrimination in society”.
Women will be expected to wear the hijab but not the burka, he said.
“These are not our rules, these are Islamic rules”, he added, saying it is “for their security”.
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