New York, April 28 (Hindustan). The United Nations Security Council passed a resolution demanding the Taliban end restrictions on women in Afghanistan. Also condemned the Taliban administration for preventing women from working for the United Nations.
Japan and the United Arab Emirates introduced a joint resolution in the United Nations Security Council. The 15-member Security Council unanimously adopted the resolution, underscoring the important role of women in Afghanistan and the full, equal and meaningful participation of women and girls in Afghanistan. At the same time, all countries and organizations are urged to use their influence to push for the immediate withdrawal of the restrictions on women imposed by the Taliban in accordance with the principles propounded by the United Nations.
It is noteworthy that since the Taliban took power in Afghanistan in August 2021, restrictions have been imposed on the rights of women and girls in public life there. These include restrictions on girls’ rights to go out, work, get an education, and travel without the presence of a male member of their household, including a ban on secondary and higher education. In December 2022, the Taliban first banned women from working for non-governmental organizations and then from working with the United Nations. UN Security Council member states said such restrictions undermine human rights and human welfare principles in Afghanistan. The resolution stresses that this ban on women’s work is unprecedented in the history of the United Nations.
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