It was the latest troubling sign that the Taliban are restricting women’s rights as they settle into government, just a month since they overran the capital of Kabul.
"There is space for discussion and engagement on human rights issues, including women and minorities rights," says UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi after having talks with Taliban officials during his visit to Afghanistan.
Cricket Australia's warning comes after a senior Taliban member told Australian media that Afghan women will not be allowed to play cricket or possibly any other sport because "their face and body will not be covered".
The decision follows the amendment earlier this year of the country's law on freedom of conscience to allow women to wear the hijab in public places.
Can France's commitment towards Afghan women exists while Muslim women are banned from wearing the headscarves.
Free speech, women and the interpretation of religion are areas where the Taliban will be scrutinised the most.
Now that the government of Afghanistan is no longer in power and the Taliban has taken over, many in the country are worried about their future and their freedom, especially that of girls and women.
The Taliban, which barred women from work when it ruled Afghanistan in the 90s, appears to be backtracking on a promise that rights of women will be protected should it return to power in Kabul.
The 33-year-old timed 1hr 55min 36sec to come home more than a minute ahead of Britain's Georgia Taylor-Brown (1:56.50), with American Katie Zaferes (1:57.03) taking the bronze.
Clothing has long been an issue in beach sports, with some women players finding bikinis degrading or impractical.
“Sustainable recovery is only possible when women are able to play a full role in shaping a post-Covid-19 world that works for all of us,” says Achim Steiner, UNDP’s administrator.
Chinese company BGI is selling prenatal tests globally, having developed them in collaboration with the country's military and is collecting genetic data from millions of women, Reuters reports. Beijing rejected the accusations.
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