UN Deputy Secretary General’s support for women and girls in Afghanistan


Amina Mohammad, the Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations, has once again supported the rights of women and girls in Afghanistan at the international meeting “The Position and Empowerment of Women in Islam”.

In her speech at this meeting, Ms. Mohammad said that the restrictions imposed by the Islamic Emirate on women and girls in Afghanistan should be seriously reviewed.

The Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations believes that investing in girls’ education can ensure a bright future for girls and families.

Amina Mohammad said: “Severe restrictions imposed by the Taliban on women and girls should be seriously considered and investigated; Because by investing in girls’ education, we can be sure of a bright future for our sisters, families and neighbors.”

The international meeting on the status and empowerment of women in Islam was held by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Jeddah, the capital of Saudi Arabia.

Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said in this meeting that the Asian Women’s Group of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation wants to stop interaction with Afghanistan due to the restrictions against women and girls in this country.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia has said: “The Asian Women’s Group wants the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to stop interacting with Afghanistan; Because this group wants to open and access Afghan women to education in all aspects of Afghan society.

In response to these statements, the spokesman of the Islamic Emirate said that women’s rights are secured in Afghanistan and efforts are being made to resolve some issues soon.

Zabihullah Mujahid told TOLOnews: “The issue of human rights in Afghanistan, especially women’s rights, is a solution; That is, Islam and Sharia law, the laws that have been established or given rights for sisters, are among the best rights that we do not have, but in some areas where we have problems, they have not been dealt with or are being dealt with. This is exceptional and no one has denied it.”

The issue of respecting the rights of women and girls has been one of the most challenging issues between the Islamic Emirate and the international community after the resumption of the Islamic Emirate in Afghanistan in 2021. Respecting the right to work and study is considered as one of the conditions for the recognition of the caretaker government.


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