Taliban movement for the first time since the seizure of power in Afghanistan announced the appointment of women to leadership positions in the country. The relevant statement was published on Tuesday evening on Twitter on the page of Zabihullah Mujaheed, the Deputy Minister of Information and Culture in the caretaker Afghan government.
“By order of the head of the caretaker cabinet, Dr. Malalai Rahim has been appointed director of the Malalai Specialized Maternity Hospital in Kabul, the only obstetric and gynecological institution of its kind in the entire country. At the proposal of the Ministry of Higher Education and with the approval of the Prime Minister, Dr. Arian was appointed director of the gynecological clinic in the Kabul’s quarter of Shahrar," the statement emphasized.
These appointments were preceded by numerous meetings of the Taliban with representatives of a number of countries and international organizations, at which, in particular, the issue of the participation of female representatives in the socio-political life of the country was raised.
The Malalai National Specialized Maternity Hospital and the Shahrar Gynecological Clinic at the Abu Ali Ibn Sina University of Medical Sciences in Kabul are unique in Afghanistan, where maternal mortality is a problem.
Meanwhile, thanks to the active support of the international community, over the past 20 years, childbirth deaths in Afghanistan have decreased from 1,450 deaths per 100,000 births in 2000 to 638 deaths per 100,000 births in 2019, according to the UN, thanks to the active support of the international community. Nevertheless, this figure is one of the highest in the world.