While there has been fear that the Taliban will be directing the state the way they did around 2001 despite the Taliban’s promise that their laws would not be as harsh, a businesswoman who owns a Saffron firm has chosen to speak up for the rights of the women workers.
Shafiq Attai is a businesswoman with a saffron company that has employed thousands of Afghan women, and now that the Taliban has been reluctant about having the female citizens return to work and schools, Attai has decided to speak.
According to the business owner who launched her business in 2007, women will speak up so that all ears are obliged to listen; women cannot be made to stay at home because they have toiled so hard to be where they are now.
The 40-year-old analysed how so many women under her employment see to picking out crocuses in the 25 hectares of land her company stands so they could provide for their families.
She explained how this enables these women to be responsible to their families since most of them have had to be the sole provider of their families.
Attai stated that she has done so much to ensure the establishment of her business and that even if Afghan men choose to be indifferent to women’s plight the women shall not be quiet about how much actions implemented irks and hurts them.
She is very concerned about the fact that the government has done nothing still about their deliberation on girls returning to school, and that they did not put any woman in any administrative position.
She finds this as a foreboding to the future of women in the country who have struggled and fought to have positions they are now being deprived of because of the appearance of a group of people in power.