US special envoy calls humanitarian situation in Afghanistan a great tragedy

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Rina Amiri, the US special representative for Afghan girls, women and human rights, called the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan a “great tragedy” and urged Islamic countries to speak out.

“Rina Amiri, the U.S. Special Representative for Afghan Girls, Women, and Human Rights, called the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan a “great tragedy” and called on Islamic countries, especially Saudi Arabia, to upholding women’s rights and human rights in Afghanistan voice,” TOLO News quoted the Saudi Gazette newspaper as reporting.

Amiri also said that women and girls have the right to education, work and public participation and called on the Islamic Emirate to respect the commitments of the Doha Agreement.

Recently, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths said the situation for Afghan women and girls is declining and also called on the Taliban to reopen girls’ schools.

“Women and girls face an alarming setback to their rights,” said Martin Griffiths.

“Girls’ schools have been closed to female students for a year. One of the Presidents of India said that ‘Even if I die, don’t close girls’ schools because a generation will miss a day of education,’ said reported Khaama Press, quoting one student, Shabana, “I ask them to reopen the schools, it is our right and we must assert our rights,” said Parwana, another student.

Earlier, Amnesty International said women and girls have been disenfranchised and face a bleak future, according to Khaama Press.

“Arbitrary detentions, torture, disappearances, summary executions have returned to the agenda. Women and girls have been stripped of their rights and face a bleak future, denied an education or the opportunity to participate in public life,” Amnesty International said. said Regional Director for South Asia, Yamini Mishra.

“The doors of schools have been closed for a year, while officials and international organizations are escalating the situation, and none of them are making any concrete effort to get out of this situation,” said Ai Noor Uzbek, an activist women’s rights, condemning the situation in Afghanistan.

Since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, the plight of Afghan women has worsened in the country. Contrary to Taliban claims, girls were barred from attending school beyond the sixth grade on March 23 and a decree against women’s dress code was issued after a month. There are restrictions on women’s movement, education and freedom of expression that threaten their survival.

In addition, the lack of female medical personnel has prevented women from accessing basic medical facilities, and international donors, who fund 90% of health clinics, are reluctant to send money for fear that funds will be lost. diverted.

Around 80% of women working in the media have lost their jobs and almost 18 million women in the country are struggling for health, education and social rights.

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