Afghan women cannot do sports – level 2

16-09-2021 15:00

On Tuesday, the Taliban announced a new government for Afghanistan, and there were only men in it.

The Taliban also promised education to all men, but it did not say anything about women. A Taliban spokesperson also said that only men could do sports in Afghanistan. It was not good that many people could watch women do sports on TV or the Internet.

The Taliban´s cultural commission allowed the men´s cricket team to travel to Australia in November. It did not allow the women´s cricket team to travel, too. The Taliban wanted to ban all women´s sports in Afghanistan.

Australia´s Sport Minister said that he was not happy about the situation. He said that sport was for both men and women.

Difficult words: education (learning new things, usually in schools and universities), commission (a group of people who the government chooses to do some special work), ban (to officially stop something).

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