Because the deadline nears, Afghan magnificence salons put together for closure regardless of uncommon public protests.
On June 2023, the Taliban authorities introduced a ban on all magnificence salons in Afghanistan whereas giving a month-long deadline for the salon house owners to close down their enterprise, regardless of a uncommon public opposition by dozens of beauticians and make-up artists, to the edict in Kabul.
The choice is the newest restriction on the rights and liberties of Afghan girls and women after directives banning them from training, employment, and thus most public locations.
STORY BEHIND THE BAN
The Taliban authorities issued this ban on magnificence salons as a result of they offered companies that had been towards Islamic legislation and put the grooms’ households by way of monetary hardship throughout marriage ceremony celebrations.
The Taliban recognized numerous magnificence parlor companies that they claimed had been towards Islam. The usage of make-up, it claimed, interferes with the ablutions obligatory earlier than praying, in addition to eyebrow shaping and using human hair to complement a lady’s pure hair.
Moreover, grooms’ households are required to pay by customized for the pre-wedding salon visits by the brides and their shut feminine kinfolk. Thus, placing monetary stress on the groom’s household. Due to this fact, extravagant sums had been spent on makeovers inflicting hardship for poor households, and a few remedies on the salons had been un-Islamic.
TALIBAN’S STEP TO CHAIN DOWN WOMEN
Since taking management in August 2021, the Taliban authorities has forbidden women and girls from attending excessive faculties and universities, in addition to parks, amusement parks, and gymnasiums. Furthermore, orders have been issued to cowl up in public.
Nevertheless, the decree introduced final month forbids one of many few potentialities left for ladies to socialize outdoors of the house and forces the closure of tons of of salons nationwide managed by girls. These salons are sometimes the one income for properties.
These magnificence parlors had been additionally secure areas for ladies to assemble and socialize away from males. Ladies would usually come and sit by, discussing their issues, or methods to affect their husbands and discovering options collectively.
Hundreds of feminine authorities workers had already misplaced their jobs when the Taliban took over the nation in 2021. However the ban on magnificence salons will witness one other 60,000 girls dropping out on their earnings at some 12,000 salons, as per the Afghanistan Ladies Chamber of Commerce and Business.
So in different phrases, the Taliban authorities systematically destroyed the entire system which existed to answer home violence.
GLOBAL IMPACT OF THE BAN
Since regaining management of Afghanistan in August 2021 as US and NATO forces withdrew, the Taliban authorities has carried out harsh insurance policies, despite earlier guarantees of a extra average reign than throughout their earlier interval of authority within the Nineteen Nineties.
They’ve restricted media freedoms and banned girls from utilizing public amenities like gyms and parks.
The actions have drawn vehement worldwide criticism, deepening the nation’s financial issues and isolation, and escalating a humanitarian disaster.
Moreover, some worldwide magnificence manufacturers are involved concerning the shrinking market of Afghanistan.
Affiliate Ladies’s Rights director of Human Rights Watch, Heather Barr commented on how this challenge wasn’t about getting a makeover however reasonably about 60,000 girls dropping out on their earnings, which was most likely their solely gateway from the every day hassles.