UN Criticism of Taliban for Breaking Promises on Afghan Women

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The Taliban, which now controls Afghanistan, have made promises about the lives of women and girls in Afghanistan. Now, the United Nations (UN) is condemning, because Taliban reportedly broke his promises.

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has criticized the Taliban for “broken” promises to Afghan women and girls. Guterres urged the world to donate more money to Afghanistan to prevent its economy from collapsing.

Guterres’ comments came after the first face-to-face talks between the United States and the Taliban since the hardline group regained control of the country, during which the issue of women’s rights was raised. According to the US Department of State.

“I am very concerned to see the promises made to Afghan women and girls by the Taliban being violated,” Guterres told reporters as reported by the news agency. AFP, Tuesday (12/10/2021).

“I strongly urge the Taliban to keep their promises to women and girls and fulfill their obligations under international human rights and humanitarian law.”

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres (Doc. Anadolu Agency)

Guterres said the UN had not given up on the issue and said the UN discussed it daily with the Taliban. The Taliban group has been in power since mid-August, but its legitimacy as a government is still not recognized internationally.

“Promises being broken are causing nightmares for Afghan women and girls,” Guterres said, noting that three million girls have been enrolled in school since 2001, and the average number of years of education for girls has increased from six years to 10 years.

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