BLUFOver 60,000 Afghan women face job losses, and about 12,000 businesses are set to close. Many are their family's primary breadwinners.
- The ban counters the Taliban's claimed support for women.
- Such restrictions have increased since their rise two years ago.
- Female entrepreneurs are especially affected.
- Protests against the ban faced force.
- Women can't attend high schools, universities, or work in aid roles.