Afghan women fight for freedom by posting pictures of them wearing national costumes: #DoNotTouchMyClothes
#DoNotTouchMyClothes is the hashtag that accompanies photos posted by Afghan women. After staging protests in Afghanistan's largest cities, the protest against Taliban rules has now moved to social media.
Afghan women around the world post on social media images in which they wear colorful folk costumes, using the hashtag #DoNotTouchMyClothes - "don't touch my clothes".
The protest is a response to a demonstration orchestrated by the Taliban at the University of Kabul, in which about 300 women appear dressed from head to toe in black, with their faces and hands covered.
They waved the Taliban flag and said they supported Taliban militants, who announced that women would not be allowed to hold government positions and that schools and universities would be segregated by gender.
Bahar Jalali, an Afghan historian and gender specialist, posted the first photo using the hashtag #DoNotTouchMyClothes, which then inspired many Afghan women around the world to do the same.
Peymana Assad, the first person of Afghan origin to hold a public post in the UK, posted a photo of her wearing colorful traditional clothes. "It simply came to our notice then. My traditional dress, "Assad wrote on Twitter.
Singer Ariana Delawari, who managed to flee Afghanistan shortly after the Taliban took control of the capital, posted a picture of women in her family wearing traditional costumes.
Our culture is not dark, it is not black or white - it is full of color, beauty, art and crafts and identity, "Lima researcher Lima Halima Ahmad, founder of the Paywand Afghan Association, which focuses on issues, told the BBC. facing women in Afghanistan.