The United States blocked billions of dollars of central bank assets made up in part of aid money for the country accumulated over decades after the Taliban took over.
Afghans deserve a democratic system, one that is localised to them.
Around 100 Afghan women have gathered in front of the abandoned US embassy in Kabul, calling on Washington to open access to $9.5 billion in Afghanistan central bank assets.
The Taliban has launched a series of raids on women's rights activists, forcing them to change safe houses daily to avoid arrest, according to activists.
Protesters who gathered near Kabul University to demand "equality and justice", have said they were dispersed by Taliban fighters who arrived at the scene in several vehicles.
Ministry for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice issues guidance restricting women from embarking on distances longer than 72 kilometers if unaccompanied by a male relative.
Dozens of women rally in biting cold in capital Kabul, demanding "food, careers and freedom" as well as access to more than $9 billion of Afghan central bank assets largely held in the US.
Ex-Afghan leader Hamid Karzai says he invited the Taliban insurgents into the capital Kabul on August 15 so that "the city doesn't fall into chaos," following a covert departure of Ashraf Ghani and his team from the country.
The decree centres on marriage and widows' rights, stating "no one can force women to marry by coercion or pressure" and that a widow is entitled to a share of her husband's inheritance.
The perpetrator targeted poor women desperate to improve their circumstances after which he would move them to a different province where they were sold into servitude, police said.
Aid to Afghanistan under Taliban rule can be made conditional on education for girls and women, a panel of high-level speakers says at UN.
The first appointments to the Taliban interim government were announced earlier this month – drawn exclusively from loyalist ranks, with established hardliners in all key posts, despite previous promises of an inclusive administration.
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