Taliban ban Afghan women from gyms and public baths
KABU: Gyms and public baths are now also off limits to Afghan women, the Taliban confirmed on Sunday (Nov 13), days after banning them from parks and funfairs. Women are increasingly being squee
Taliban prohibit Afghan women from using gyms and public baths, days after banning them from parks
Days after banning Afghan women from parks and amusement centres, the Taliban announced on Sunday that women are now forbidden from using gyms and public baths. Despite promises from staunch Islamists that they would usher in a lighter version of the harsh rule that characterised their first period in power, which ended in 2001, women are progressively being excluded from public life since the Taliban's return in 2021.