Ban On Ladies’s Magnificence Salons In Afghanistan Comes Into Impact: Report

Taliban, in a brand new verbal decree, banned ladies’s magnificence salons in Kabul and different provinces.


Amid public protests and UN concern, the ban on ladies’s magnificence salons in Afghanistan got here into impact on Tuesday following the deadline given by the Ministry of Vice and Advantage on July 4, reported TOLO Information. 

Taliban, in a brand new verbal decree, banned ladies’s magnificence salons in Kabul and different provinces throughout the nation. 

In accordance with the order, ladies’s magnificence parlours in Afghanistan had been not allowed to function after July 23, in accordance with Khaama Press.

The United Nations stated that the compelled closure of girls’s magnificence salons may have a unfavorable affect on the economic system of girls. The Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-Normal Farhan Haq additionally requested the Taliban authorities to halt the mandate of closing magnificence salons, TOLO Information reported. 

“The Secretary-Normal helps the efforts by the UN Help Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), which has referred to as on the de facto authorities to halt the edict closing magnificence salons. UNAMA has stated that this restriction on ladies’s rights will affect negatively on the economic system and contradicts help for ladies’s entrepreneurship, and we’re looking for a reversal of the bans,” Haq added.

In the meantime, magnificence salon house owners stated that a few of the ladies are the breadwinners for his or her households. Following the ban, they’d not have the ability to help their households, TOLO Information reported. 

Mastora, a magnificence salon proprietor stated that over ten different ladies in her salon financially help their households. 

“This store is the only means by means of which ten folks help their households and are breadwinners of their households. All of them come right here due to issues,” stated Mastora. 

Huma, one other magnificence salon proprietor stated, “At present they took our bread and our work from us. We’re very upset.”

Days after the Taliban issued the decree, a number of ladies make-up artists protested towards the transfer, urging that the order be rescinded, Tolo Information reported.

In accordance with the spokesperson of Kabul Municipality Nematullah Barakzai, ladies’s magnificence salons’ enterprise licenses might be invalid after the third of Asad (photo voltaic calendar) and they won’t be permitted to function till the next order, in accordance with TOLO Information. 

“After the third of Asad, these licenses will not be legitimate. In Kabul, solely these courses are allowed to function which have licenses,” Barakzai stated.

There are over 12,000 ladies’s magnificence salons throughout the nation, with a median of 5 ladies employed by every. There are 3,100 women-only magnificence salons in Kabul.   

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