Several countries expresses concern over restrictions on Afghan women, girls at UN

Several countries expresses concern over restrictions on Afghan women, girls at UN

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The restrictions on Afghan women and girls were a topic of worry for delegates of various nations at the UN Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva, according to a report published on Wednesday by TOLO News in Afghanistan.

At the UN Human Rights Council, Saudi Arabia called on Kabul to reverse its judgements so that women could “completely enjoy their rights without discrimination,” according to Hala Mazyad Al-Tuwaijri, president of the Saudi Human Rights Commission.

Germany will make sure to keep assisting all Afghans who “need water, who need food, who need medicine,” according to Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock.

“We understand that despite our efforts, Afghan women’s rights continue to be brutally violated. Yet, it matters. Every single woman who is prohibited from going outside cares. Every child who aspires to attend school cares about it,” she stated, according to TOLO News.

In a study, Richard Bennett, the UN’s special rapporteur for Afghan human rights, raised worry over the state of women and children in that country. According to Bennett, the latest Taliban regulations have had an impact on the nation’s economy and the provision of humanitarian help. He claimed that in 2021–2022, the economy suffered another sharp decrease of about 30–35 per cent.

Mehmet Kemal Bozay, the deputy foreign minister of Turkey, told TOLO News that the international community must prevent an “even greater” deterioration of the situation in Afghanistan. He stated, “We remind the interim administration that recent restrictions on women, such as those on the right to education, are not human.

Ten female foreign ministers recently denounced Afghanistan’s limitations on women and girls in a statement made at the 59th Munich Security Conference, according to Tolo News.

The foreign ministers of Andorra, Albania, Belgium, Slovenia, Germany, Canada, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Mongolia, and Libya, according to News Organisation, released the statement.

“We strongly condemn the Taliban’s campaign to bar women from participation in all spheres of public life, including walking through parks, watching television, attending schools and universities, and now working in humanitarian aid,” the statement said.

But according to Zabiullah Mujahid, spokesman for the Islamic Emirate, Afghan women have all of their rights within an Islamic framework. “In the Islamic world, women’s rights have not been abused. Their rights have been taken into account. Women’s lives are safeguarded and protected. The court resolves their issues. It is necessary to create a setting that complies with Sharia law for their activities, and this effort is in progress, according to Mujahid, who was quoted by Tolo News.

The ban on women will “re-establish the framework to deliver the support that the women, children, and men of Afghanistan so badly need,” the statement continued.