For the first time, the United Nations held a meeting to examine “Gender Apartheid” in Afghanistan with the presence of representatives of countries and human rights organizations. At the beginning of the meeting, Naseer Ahmad Faiq, the chargé d’affaires of Afghanistan’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations, stated that the Taliban regime is nothing short of gender apartheid.
Yesterday September 22, Faiq said that women and girls, constituting half of the population, have suffered the most under Taliban rule, and this situation “is nothing short of gender apartheid”, which threatens the common values of the international community.
According to the chargé d’affaires of Afghanistan’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations, for the past two years, the Taliban have held Afghanistan “hostage,” creating a humanitarian, economic, and political crisis.
He has also warned that the Taliban’s restrictions against women and girls will have extensive negative consequences for the entire Afghan society.
The Taliban have removed Afghan women and girls from the collective sphere for more than two years. This group has widely violated women’s rights and deprived them of their most basic human rights. According to the reports of international human rights organizations, the Taliban have issued more than 50 prohibitory decrees that marginalize women.
However, the United Nations, expressing deep concern about the bad state of human rights, especially the vulnerability of women and girls, has declared the purpose of this meeting to examine “Gender Apartheid” and urgent issues related to women’s rights and human rights in Afghanistan.