United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Turk said in a statement released in Geneva that no country can develop socially and economically by excluding half of its population.
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Turk. (file photo)
UN human rights chief calls for rising trend on women’s rights in Afghanistan condemnation of sanctions While saying on Tuesday that the Taliban rulers of the country should withdraw these sanctions immediately. He pointed to the “terrible consequences” of the decision to bar women from working for NGOs.
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Turk said in a statement released in Geneva that no country can develop socially and economically by excluding half of its population. “Not only will these restrictions on women and girls increase the suffering of all Afghans, but I fear they pose a risk well beyond Afghanistan’s borders,” she said.
Restrictions on working for NGOs
Volker Turk said that banning women from working for NGOs would deprive them and their families of income and deprive them of their right to ‘positively contribute’ to the country’s development. He said that ‘the ban will significantly reduce the ability of these NGOs to provide essential services on which many Afghans depend.’
Islamic law Sharia strictly enforced
Despite initially promising a more liberal regime that respected the rights of women and minorities, the Taliban have strictly enforced Islamic law, Sharia, and imposed many restrictions on women.
ban on girls education
They have banned the education of girls in middle school and high school. Women have been banned from most employment and ordered to wear head-to-toe clothes when they go out. The Taliban have also banned women from going to parks and gyms.
Input – AP