February, 22, 2024
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United Nations: Afghan Women Face Taliban Violence

United Nations: Afghan Women Face Taliban Violence

Infostani Sources- A United Nations report reveals a gradual increase in violence against women and girls during the Taliban regime. Fawzia Kofi, a former member of the Afghan parliament, has drawn attention to the global deprivation of Afghan women’s rights. During a Moscow meeting on November 23. Kofi highlighted 80 decrees issued by the Afghan Taliban government, stripping women of their legitimate rights and distorting their identity. She criticized Taliban policies, stating that under their rule, women would find it impossible to breathe. Kofi emphasized that opposing the Taliban would bring about a change in the country’s conditions. Asserting that Afghanistan’s history proves no group can govern the nation alone through pressure.

Simultaneously, a recent United Nations report notes a gradual increase in violence against women and girls in Afghanistan since the Taliban assumed power in August 2021. In 2023, over 60,000 women-owned businesses closed, and due to rights violations, a majority of suicides in Afghanistan involve women, accounting for approximately 80% of total suicides, according to reports from The Guardian and the Silen Center. The American Institute of Peace highlights the absence of a single female minister in the Afghan government. The question arises: how much longer will the Taliban persist in suppressing Afghan women and their rights?

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