Afghanistan to be further isolated if its women face isolation, UN warns Taliban

A United Nations delegation has warned the Taliban that Afghanistan would be further isolated if its women will face isolation, as per the report of Afghanistan based news agency.

A high-ranking UN delegation visited Afghanistan last week, according to The Khaama Press, and met with senior Taliban figures to secure the protection of women’s and girls’ rights in light of the rising worry over their estrangement. UN legal experts urged the Taliban to emphasise defending the rights of women and children in all circumstances. Additionally, it was advised that the international community aid Afghan women in these crucial circumstances.

The UN group that visited Kabul included Amina Mohammed, the Deputy Secretary-General of the UN, Sima Bahous, the Executive Director of UN Women, and Khaled Khiari, the Assistant Secretary-General for UN Political, Peacebuilding, and Peace Operations.

A high-ranking UN delegation visited Afghanistan last week, according to The Khaama Press, and met with senior Taliban figures to secure the protection of women’s and girls’ rights in light of the rising worry over their estrangement. UN legal experts urged the Taliban to emphasise defending the rights of women and children in all circumstances. Additionally, it was advised that the international community aid Afghan women in these crucial circumstances.

The UN group that visited Kabul included Amina Mohammed, the Deputy Secretary-General of the UN, Sima Bahous, the Executive Director of UN Women, and Khaled Khiari, the Assistant Secretary-General for UN Political, Peacebuilding, and Peace Operations.

Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed, as quoted by Khaama Press said: “The recent bans issued by the Taliban caretaker government restricting women and girls from educational institutions and workplaces is of great concern for the UN. Indeed, these restrictions are isolating Afghanistan itself in the midst of a terrible humanitarian crisis.”

The latest action by the Taliban to ban women from working in NGOs generated protests by female university students and women activists in several regions of the country, as well as brought condemnations, globally. 

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