Women’s employment drops by 25% in Afghanistan since mid-2021 – ILO

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KABUL (Reuters) – Female employment in Afghanistan has dropped by a quarter after the Taliban took over the country, according to estimates from the International Labour Organisation (ILO), which said the fall was exacerbated by restrictions on women working and studying. The ILO said the 25% drop in female employment took place by the final quarter of 2022 from the second quarter of 2021, compared with a 7% drop for men. The Taliban took over the country in August 2021 as foreign forces withdrew. “Restrictions on girls and women have severe implications for their education and labour market p…

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