A UN delegation visiting Afghanistan has said that the harsh policies implemented by the Taliban regarding women are apparently not enough to be mitigated through a few exceptional measures.
According to the news agency AFP, after taking control of Afghanistan in August 2021, the Taliban promised to refrain from the actions of the past when they committed serious human rights violations during their rule from 1996 to 2001. Gone.
Despite the promise, the Taliban have excluded women from almost all walks of life and recently closed the door to secondary and higher education for girls.
The Taliban have also banned women from public sector jobs and their access to parks.
Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson of the United Nations Secretary-General, who visited Kabul, said in a conversation with journalists that “it was clearly seen that major steps were taken to undermine the rights of women and girls.”
He said that after that some steps were taken for improvement, but they were insufficient.
The UN delegation arrived in Afghanistan on Monday. The delegation included Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammad and UN Women Executive Secretary Seema Bahous, who met with Taliban leaders in Kabul and Kandahar during a four-day official visit.
A UN statement said that while humanitarian aid organizations had been given permission to continue their operations and reopen in some areas, they were limited.
Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammad said in a statement that although we recognize the exemptions, the restrictions imposed are harmful to the future of Afghan women and girls, imprisoning them in their homes and violating their rights. Violation occurs and communities are deprived of their services.’
The delegation also met with various important personalities from civil society and human rights organizations.
The UN delegation visited Afghanistan as part of a series of high-level consultations in several countries in the region and in the Gulf, Asia and Europe.