Afghanistan: UN criticizes Taliban over ‘systematic oppression’ of women

ISLAMABAD, June 16 ( Alliance News): UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet has criticized the Taliban’s “systematic institutional repression” of women and girls in Afghanistan, warning that the situation was “worrying”.

Speaking at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Michelle Bachelet said that after the Taliban returned to power in August last year, Afghan citizens Are facing the darkest moments.

He specifically condemned “gender segregation” since the Taliban took over, despite promises to adopt a simple system of Islamic rule unlike the first period of power from 1996 to 2001, but the Taliban nonetheless There are also many restrictions, said a news released received here.

Thousands of girls have been barred from accessing secondary education in Afghanistan since the Taliban returned to power, while women have also been barred from returning to various government jobs.

Women have also been banned from traveling alone by Taliban authorities and can only go to Kabul’s public gardens and parks for recreation on days other than men.

Last month, Supreme Leader and Taliban leader Maulvi Hebatullah Akhundzada said that women should generally stay indoors, and that women were ordered to cover their faces, including their faces, if they were to go out. Take

Michelle Bachelet described her condition as “critical” after visiting Afghanistan in March to meet with women demanding their rights despite “unimaginable challenges.”

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said: “I want to make clear that what we are seeing in Afghanistan today is systematic institutional oppression of women.”

She spoke in support of the US Alliance for Democracy, but said that maintaining some independence was important for women and children. Access is included.

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