In Afghanistan, investigations reveal discriminatory treatment against women as a crime against humanity, reports Al Jazeera.
Since the Taliban took control, women and girls rights have got worse than they were before 2002, according to UN experts.
After the Taliban came to power, women were kept out of public life and the justice system across the country. This led to conditions that looked like prison, says the UN.
The political instability and violence in Afghanistan have severely impacted the mental and physical health of women.
A report from the World Health Organization highlights that maternal mortality rates in Afghanistan surpass those of all six neighbouring countries.
In February 2023, the Taliban ordered the closure of four medical centres run by women doctors, raising concerns about women's health.
In May 2023, the Taliban directed authorities not to address women's health issues, worsening the challenges faced by Afghan women.
Afghanistan has witnessed the highest number of infant deaths in Asia, with 650 per 100,000 births, according to the World Health Organization.
The Taliban's crackdown on women's rights in Afghanistan may contribute to gender-based violence, warns the International Commission for Jurists.
These crimes are of international concern, says the Secretary-General of Amnesty International.
Estimates suggest that by 2025, the Taliban's rule could lead to 51,000 maternal deaths and 4.8 million unintended pregnancies, according to a UN report.
The Afghan government has targeted women's community services, imposing restrictions on educational programs based on community foundations, as reported by the American Institute of Peace.
In June 2023, restrictions were placed on foreign NGOs working on community-based educational programs, further limiting educational opportunities for women, according to the American Institute of Peace.
The Afghan government has also imposed restrictions on women participating in sports and visiting parks.
In March 2022, entry to health facilities for women without a male guardian was banned, according to the American Institute of Peace.
Since the Taliban came to power in August 2021, incidents of violence against women and girls have steadily increased.
A month after the Taliban took power, Afghanistan's national women's football team fled to Pakistan, reports Al Jazeera.
Afghan women footballers were granted emergency humanitarian visas, according to Al Jazeera.
Local Afghan residents hurriedly arrange marriages for their daughters to protect them from forced marriages to Taliban fighters, illustrating the alarming reality faced by Afghan women.