A high-ranking UN woman official has called on Taliban officials in Afghanistan to respect women’s rights. She said, ‘Women have the right to peaceful protest and a life free from violence. Along with taking control of Afghanistan, Taliban officials took the responsibility of protecting the rights of the people of the country, respect and protect their rights.
UN Women’s Officer-in-Charge Pramila Pattan said, “I am shocked and outraged to see the pictures of Afghan women protesting peacefully being beaten up and beaten with sticks,” Xinhua news agency reported. I stand in solidarity with all the Afghan women who are fighting for their fundamental rights and right to freedom.
“I again call on the Taliban to do their duty to ensure the full rights of all women and girls in Afghanistan,” she said. He said that such incidents against women should be ensured and monitored so that whenever and wherever such violence takes place, action can be taken against the perpetrators.
“There may be some credibility to the promises made by Taliban officials to respect the rights of women and girls, while such incidents are happening in the open and no action is taken against them,” the official said. He called for immediate action to ensure that women can fully, equitably and safely exercise their right to participate in the public and political life of Afghanistan.