EU, US ‘too concerned’ about women rights under Taliban rule

It should be noted that the statement has been released at a time when concerns are soaring about the Taliban’s return to power.

A joint statement has been issued by the European Union, the United States, and 19 other countries on Wednesday regarding the impact of the Taliban overtaking Afghanistan. The statement urges the Taliban to ensure women’s safety in Afghanistan, stating that the countries are deeply worried about Afghan women and girls.

It should be noted that the statement has been released at a time when concerns are soaring about the Taliban’s return to power. According to reports, Western countries are conducting evacuation flights out of Kabul for their nationals and Afghans who helped them during the last two decades to escape the Taliban regime.

The countries are fearing the worst as history bears evidence of the deteriorating fate of women under the rule of the Taliban. It is pertinent to mention that during the Taliban rule in 1996-2001, Afghan women were prohibited from working or studying, or travelling without a male guardian.

What did the joint statement contain?

The joint statement reads:

We are deeply worried about Afghan women and girls, their rights to education, work, and freedom of movement. We call on those in positions of power and authority across Afghanistan to guarantee their protection. Afghan women and girls, like all Afghan people, deserve to live in safety, security, and dignity. We in the international community stand ready to assist them with humanitarian aid and support to ensure that their voices can be heard.

The European Commission’s (EU) initial statement showed the list of signatories alongside it. The US list of signatories initially included Albania, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, North Macedonia, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Senegal, and Switzerland. However, later the online version of the statement was updated to add Britain to the list too.

The signatories said:

We would closely watch to see how any future government ensures rights and freedoms that have become an integral part of the life of women and girls in Afghanistan during the last 20 years.

Taliban Promise to Respect Women for a Change

Since seizing power on the weekend in a lightning advance that took the US and its allies by surprise, the Taliban said:

We will behave differently this time around, and we pledge to respect women’s rights in accordance with the principles of Islam.

While the Taliban have made promises for a better future, Afghan women still fear the worst. Only time will unveil what the future holds for the women of Afghanistan under the rising Taliban rule.

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  • Why they are concerned now ? They fucked up the whole nation and ran away with tails in between their legs , now imposing thier thoughts and this impotent UN will wake up as well . If they had spent on 5% of their bombs money on education in Afghanistan then today their would be movement for off shore another state of America with the will of people.But intentions were to deal in weapons and use and test weapons and leave them in stone age. Now they should shut up as we do not want the democracy of west their . Let Afghanis do their own business. If they can kick out west they are more capable to make their country. Stop Propaganda!!

  • Syria,Iraq,Yaman,Libiya,Egypt,Afghanistan,Palestine, Kashmir,mein masoom bache, masoom aurto ko carpet bombing se qatal karna jaiez hai,missile,guns fire, bomb blasts se qatal karna in k liay jaiez hai, magar burqa pehanne per,ya aurto k haqooq na dene per in qatilo ko womens right yaad aa jate hein, laakho aurtein bache masoom nojawan bazurg qatal karna in k liay koi crime nahi.

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