December 2021 Month

Banned women from long-distance (45 miles) road trips without a mahram or a close male family member. 

Banned drivers from playing music in their cars. The order also demanded that women passengers not be given rides without hijab.

Ordered clothing stores to remove mannequins’ heads.

The Taliban’s Supreme Leader issued an extensive decree regarding women’s consent in marriage, inheritance, re-marriage after losing a husband, and fair treatment by the husband if he has more than one wife. The decree was ostensibly aimed at supporting women’s rights. However, there have been ongoing reports of Taliban officials forcing underage girls into marriage, raising concerns about enforcing this edict. This lack of adherence underscores that a significant portion of the Taliban within the organization does not consistently follow their leaders’ directives.