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United Nations: The Taliban forces us to choose

United Nations: The Taliban forces us to choose

In December, the Taliban government ruled that NGOs operating in Afghanistan would not be allowed to hire female staff, albeit with some exceptions, for example, for care work.

On April 4, the United Nations Command in the country received an order that all working women must stop working immediately.

“Through this ban, the de facto authorities controlled by the Taliban are attempting to force the United Nations to make a terrible choice between remaining, providing support to the Afghan people, and standing by the values ​​and principles we are committed to,” the UN office at Geneva said. announced Kabul.

The United Nations Special Envoy to Afghanistan is a woman. Rosa Otunbageva, 72, is the former president and foreign minister of Kyrgyzstan. It has begun formal work to review whether operations in the country can continue.

“It must be clear that any negative consequences of this crisis affecting the Afghan people will be the responsibility of the de facto authorities,” the UN office said.

The humanitarian crisis in the country has worsened since the Taliban took power in 2021. It is estimated that nearly half of Afghanistan’s population has difficulty getting enough food. For many millions, hunger is of a crisis nature.

On August 15, 2021, the Taliban will regain power in Afghanistan. At first, they claim to respect people’s rights and freedoms and distance themselves from the brutal regime that prevailed in the period 1996-2001. The Taliban promised to allow girls to go to school and women to work once a “safe environment” was created.

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But on September 8, Taliban spokesman Ahmadullah Wasiq declared that women’s sports were not allowed according to Islam.

On September 28, the Taliban announced that female students and teachers may no longer work at Kabul University.

On March 28, 2022, the Taliban ordered the country’s airlines to deny women passengers unless they are accompanied by a male relative.

On November 10, women are prohibited from visiting public parks and amusement parks. A few days later, the ban was extended to gyms and bathrooms.

On December 24, the Taliban regime banned NGOs from hiring female staff, with some exceptions.