Haberler      English      العربية      Pусский         Kurdî      Türkçe Delivering News and Insights Around the World Keltis
  En.Haberler.Com - Latest News
SEARCH IN NEWS:
  HOME PAGE 12/08/2022 20:18 
01.07.2022 20:27 News >> 'Desperate Situation': UN Rights Chief Urges Taliban To Ensure Women's Rights In Afghanistan

'Desperate Situation': UN Rights Chief Urges Taliban To Ensure Women's Rights In Afghanistan

Women in Afghanistan face hunger, food insecurity, growing domestic violence and harassment, Michelle Bachelet says.

The UN human rights chief urged on Friday the Taliban to respect the rights of women and girls in Afghanistan.
Women face hunger and food insecurity, growing domestic violence and harassment, unemployment, attacks and lack of access to education, Michelle Bachelet told the Human Rights Council in Geneva.
She said that since the Taliban took power, women and girls have been "experiencing the most significant and rapid rollback in the enjoyment of their rights in decades."
"Their future will be even darker unless something changes quickly," Bachelet warned. "The responsibility is on us all."
"The de facto authorities I met with during my visit in March this year said they would honor their human rights obligations, as far as consistent with Islamic sharia law," she said.
"Yet, despite these assurances, we are witnessing the progressive exclusion of women and girls from the public sphere and their institutionalized, systematic oppression," she lamented.
Expressing sympathy and solidarity to all those affected by the recent earthquake, she said "this calamity aggravates the already desperate situation."
Bachelet underlined that the Taliban face legal obligations under international treaties.
"Today, I again ask the de facto authorities to take up these women's urgent calls for a seat at the table and to engage in meaningful dialogue. This will only benefit Afghanistan as a whole," she asserted.
"I also call upon the de facto authorities to set a firm date for the opening of secondary schools for girls, and to ensure quality education, without discrimination, and resources for teachers."
The UN rights chief urged the interim Taliban administration to remove restrictions on women's freedom of movement, including the requirement of male chaperones and the mandatory face covering, while also allowing women the right to work, including self-employment.
"Finally, I strongly encourage the de facto authorities to engage with predominantly Muslim countries with experience in promoting women and girls' rights, as guaranteed in international law," she said.
"As for the international community, more concerted efforts are needed to insist that the de facto authorities urgently restore, protect and promote the rights of Afghan women and girls."​​​​​​​ -



        Latest News
NY Police Says Suspect Of Author Salman Rushdie Attack Under Custody 9 minutes ago...
His condition remains unknown as social media images emerge showing aftermath of attack.
European Stock Markets Close Friday With Gains -36 minutes ago...
Italy's FTSE MIB performs best, rising 0.49%
'Accidents May Also Happen At EU Nuclear Plants: ' Russia's Ex-President -21 minutes ago...
Missiles, shells getting closer to reactor of Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, says Dmitry Medvedev.
24 Chinese Jets, 6 Warships Detected Around Taiwan: Defense Ministry -6 minutes ago...
10 jets 'had flown on east part of median line of Taiwan Strait,' says Defense Ministry.
Sudanese-Libyan Patrol Finds 20 Bodies, Rescues 8 Surviving Irregular Immigrants -6 minutes ago...
Although nationalities of dead are unknown, officials say rescued people are Sundanese who were found on borders of North Darfur region and Libya.

 
      Top News
China Sanctions Lithuanian Minister For 'Provocative' Taiwan Trip China Sanctions Lithuanian Minister For 'Provocative' Taiwan Trip
US Stocks Close Mixed, Surrendering Earlier Gains US Stocks Close Mixed, Surrendering Earlier Gains
US Justice Department Moves To Make Trump's Mar-A-Lago Search Warrant Public US Justice Department Moves To Make Trump's Mar-A-Lago Search Warrant Public
Only EU Countries Can Decide On Russian Visa Applications: EU Official Only EU Countries Can Decide On Russian Visa Applications: EU Official
European Stock Market Closes Mixed European Stock Market Closes Mixed
Estonia To Ban Russian Citizens From Entering Country Estonia To Ban Russian Citizens From Entering Country
Global Oil Supply Hits Post-Pandemic High In July: Int. Energy Agency Global Oil Supply Hits Post-Pandemic High In July: Int. Energy Agency
Moscow Accuses Kyiv Of 'Nuclear Terrorism' Moscow Accuses Kyiv Of 'Nuclear Terrorism'
Start Of Direct Trade Between Türkiye, Armenia Would Be Win-Win: Foreign Ministry Start Of Direct Trade Between Türkiye, Armenia Would Be Win-Win: Foreign Ministry
Deputy Head Of Sudan's Transitional Council Hopes For Agreement On Civilian Gov't Deputy Head Of Sudan's Transitional Council Hopes For Agreement On Civilian Gov't