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The Taliban’s beauty salon ban will be a major blow to women’s financial independence

Key Points
  • A Taliban order to shutter women’s beauty salons comes into effect on 25 July.
  • Many women in Afghanistan’s beauty services sector are the main breadwinners for their families.
  • The ban may see 60,000 women lose their jobs, according to industry estimates.
For the last eight years, Marzia Reyazee has supported her family with the earnings from her female-only beauty salon in Afghanistan, a business she spent more than US$18,000 ($26,650 Australian dollars) setting up.
But the 34-year-old mother of two is likely to find herself without her business, and with few other prospects for a…


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Bourbiza Mohamed is an award-winning travel journalist who has been writing about her adventures around the world for over a decade. With a passion for exploring new cultures and experiencing different ways of life, Bourbiza Mohamed has traveled to over 107 countries across six continents and has documented her journeys in numerous publications. Bourbiza Mohamed writing is known for its vivid descriptions and personal anecdotes, which transport readers to the destinations she writes about. Her articles cover a wide range of topics, from off-the-beaten-path adventures to luxury travel experiences, and she has a particular interest in sustainable tourism and responsible travel. In addition to her writing, Bourbiza Mohamed is also an accomplished photographer, capturing stunning images of the people, landscapes, and wildlife she encounters on her travels. Her photos have been featured in publications such as National Geographic, Lonely Planet, and Conde Nast Traveler.

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