New sanctions for women in Afghanistan. However, they express and clarify: “We are not the women we were 20 years ago. We have education and we will not remain silent under the Taliban regime. And the West? Rina Amiri, Special Envoy for the Protection of the Rights of Women in Afghanistan, has been appointed from the United States
Repression continues in Afghanistan. The Taliban banned long-distance travel (72 km) for women who did not accompany a man from the family.
The move was issued by the Taliban ministry to promote morality and prevent spying and came into effect on Sunday, December 26th. The new ban adds to a long list of restrictions on girls, including closing a middle school for girls and banning women from working, as well as banning them from appearing on television and wearing a headscarf for journalists and women TV presenters.
The Human Rights Watch (HRW), an international human rights organization, has condemned the new restrictions as another step towards the total imprisonment of Afghan women.
See Heather, Director of the HRW for Women’s Rights, said the order would close the door on women’s freedom of movement and escape in the event of domestic violence.
Following the ban, dozens of women protested in the Afghan streets with their children. “We were not women 20 years ago – one of the protesters was interviewed ABC -. We have education and we will not be quiet under the Taliban regime.
Nico Pyro, Correspondent for Tg3 and author of the book “Correspondence Afghans and Afghanistan Mission Unfinished”. Thread On Twitter, they said, “Some are resilient. The Taliban are misrepresenting their scores against women. ’96 has been a long time coming.
“# 29 December # Afghanistan Today’s protest in Kabul – indirectly close to the regime – demanding funding from the Afghan government – we read on Twitter – a clear ‘patriotic’ response to yesterday’s demonstrations of women shouting for bread, work, freedom, but it deserves a response, but Not only is the Taliban not scattering air-to-air protests today as they did yesterday, Western nations are watching the starvation of millions of Afghans, but I have been denouncing for months that there is a risk of damage without a diplomatic strategy.
The journalist explains, “Most of the Taliban distribute international aid (e.g. rice bundles) and actually borrow for it. Starting with security, schools are reopened. Girls, women go back to work. Otherwise, there is a risk of doing too little and favoring the status quo. Double damage. And what if the ISKP returns strong and the West does not stop the Taliban? “
Meanwhile, the United States has appointed a special envoy to Afghanistan to defend the rights of women. Rina Amiri. In an official statement, the US State Department said the ambassador would work on issues “critical to governance and national security: human rights and the fundamental freedoms of women.” We want a peaceful, stable and secure Afghanistan where all Afghans can live and prosper politically, economically and socially.
“The important work of Special Envoy Amiri – he further – will be coordinated by contributions Stephanie Foster, New Senior Adviser on Women and Women’s on the Afghanistan Department Relocation Efforts Coordinating Committee (CARE).
Both have already held high positions. Amiri, an American of Afghan descent, was a special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan under President Barack Obama’s administration and a member of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Afghanistan team. Foster instead worked in foreign and private companies.
Some but opposition. The Taliban are misrepresenting their scores against women. ’96 has been a long time coming https://t.co/F9LyGrlFKa
– Nico Piro (_Nico_Piro_) December 28, 2021
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