The number of Islamic schools has grown across Afghanistan since the Taliban returned to power in August 2021, with teenage girls increasingly attending classes after they were banned from secondary schools.
In Afghanistan nine in 10 women will experience physical, sexual, or psychological violence from their partner, according to the UN's mission in the country.
Taliban authorities have effectively squeezed women out of public life since retaking power. Women have been removed from many government jobs or are paid a fraction of their former salary to stay at home.
Violence in Afghanistan dramatically dipped after the Taliban seized power in August 2021.
The Pentagon ended its near two-decade military presence in Afghanistan in 2021
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced new visa restrictions against the Taliban Wednesday in response to bans on employment and education for women in Afghanistan.
Afghanistan is facing one of the world's worst humanitarian crises, with more than half of its 38 million population facing hunger and nearly four million children suffering from malnutrition.
Residents say they are unable to afford fuel to heat homes in temperatures well below freezing
Since returning to power in August 2021, the Taliban government has rapidly squeezed women out of public life, banning them also from secondary education, public sector work, as well as parks and baths.
The visit follows the weekend slaying of a former Afghan lawmaker who was killed at her home in Kabul, a murder that "shocked" Guterres, another spokesperson said.
A former Afghan female legislator and one of her bodyguards have been killed at her home in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul, police have said.
Michael McCaul, the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said he had written to Secretary of State Antony Blinken requesting an array of records, from intelligence assessments to communications with the Taliban.