EU, US, number of countries concerned about women rights in Afghanistan

Source : 112 Ukraine

The EU countries and 19 world countries have appealed to the Taliban
21:00, 18 August 2021

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The EU and 19 world countries have appealed to the Taliban far-right movement toward the rights of women in Afghanistan. The world states urge the militants not to deprive the women and girls of the rights that they had before they returned to the authorities as the European Council reported.

The EU statement was signed by the EU, Norway, Switzerland, Albania, North Macedonia, the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Paraguay, and Senegal.

“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,” the message says.

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The international society expressed the readiness to provide Afghan women the humanitarian aid and other help to ensure that their voices can be heard.

“We will monitor closely 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 twenty years,” the document says.

Earlier, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell stated that the representatives of the European Union will be forced to hold a dialogue with the Taliban; however, it will not mean the recognition of their power in Afghanistan.

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On August 15, the Taliban militants seized Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said that he had left the country to avoid bloodshed as the Taliban entered the capital Kabul.

As we reported, as of April 2021 (until the last active offensive of the Taliban militants), the war in Afghanistan claimed the lives of over 71,000 civilians

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