Confined to a single room - the Afghan NGO worker too scared to look out of the window
"The Taliban has controlled Kabul for three days, and in those three days I haven't been outside of my home," a female aid worker in the city has told ITV News.
Her ordeal is one women across Afghanistan now face with the Taliban in charge. The group has said the rights of women will be respected, within the "frameworks of Sharia" law.
But many Afghans remain skeptical. Older generations remember the Taliban’s ultraconservative Islamic views, which included severe restrictions on women, as well as public stonings, amputations and executions, before they were ousted by the US-led invasion following the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.
There have also been reports of revenge killings and other brutal tactics in areas of the country the Taliban have seized in recent days, while others have reported the militants going door-to-door in search of people.
The woman we spoke to works for an Afghan aid organisation that has helped local people get basic needs, like water.
She lives in Afghanistan's capital city with her parents and two young sisters.
But since the Taliban claimed the city, she's been confined to a single room of the house - scared to approach the window, and scared of being identified.
"My mum and dad told me to burn all of my documents, all of the educational and government documents that I have," she said.
"I haven't done it yet because they are all of my achievements and I can't burn them."
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When she's dared to peek outside, she says she has seen the Taliban on the street confiscating any cars owned by government officials.
"I don't know what we should do - still we're hiding in the corner of our home."
From what she has seen, she says: "The streets are normal - we don't see any women there, but only men. We can't see any woman outside my home."
Asked why the family has stayed put rather than trying to flee, like the hundreds seen at Kabul airport in recent days, she says they are not allowed to leave the house.
"We haven't tried to get out because there's been no chances - only my dad is allowed to leave the home to provide food and things we needed."
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She says the limited freedom her father is permitted as a man is curtailed, with a curfew in place from 8pm.
As a result of her work, she says she's been promised help by the British and US governments - but is yet to see it come to fruition.
She says she would go anywhere to escape the Taliban.
"At this time, if I had the chance. I would go anywhere to get outside of Afghanistan because I know there is no safety in Afghanistan."