Fact check: Have the Taliban business kept their promises?

A year ago, the Taliban retook Kabul. In their first press conference after seizing power in Afghanistan, they surprised the world with the announcement of moderate policies. DW looks at what’s become of those pledges.

The Taliban promised that ‘women are going to be very active in the society’
Claim: The group’s spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, said in his first press conference in August 2021: “Women are going to be very active in the society, but within the framework of Islam.” Within those frameworks, they would be allowed to work and study.