About 25 women took to the streets of the capital, Kabul, on Saturday. The demonstrators called on the world not to recognize the Taliban’s rule at the upcoming United Nations summit in Doha.
Among the slogans during the ten-minute demonstration, women could be heard chanting:
“The Afghan people are hostages of the Taliban” and “recognition of the Taliban is a violation of women’s rights.”
Next week, the United Nations will discuss a sustainable way forward in Afghanistan. No country has yet recognized the regime that took power after the United States and many Western countries withdrew from the country in 2021.
Most of the countries It is believed that recognition of the Taliban regime will not support democratic development in the country, while a few countries indicate that recognition can influence the Taliban to ease some of the bans targeting women.
Shamayel Tawna Nasiri, 26, who joined the demonstration, does not believe that recognition means any change for women.
– For those of us who are oppressed, who have been robbed of their rights, this only increases anxiety, she says to Agence France-Presse.
The Taliban have previously rejected UN criticism by the Security Council against restrictions on women’s rights, saying these are “internal issues”.
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