The United Nations claimed that Afghanistan is one of the most repressive countries regarding women. During the tenure of the Taliban in the country, women could not enjoy basic human rights. The United States Mission has announced this through a International Women’s Day statement.
According to the official statement of the UN mission, The Taliban Leaders of Afghanistan are focussing their attention on implementing such rules that leave the women of the country imprisoned in their homes. The recent decrees from the Taliban leaders of Afghanistan have further damaged the state of women’s human rights.
Accordingly, the UN Special Representative and head of the UN’s Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, Roza Isakovna Otunbayeva, has condemned the situation in the country on behalf of UNAMA. The senior official of the United Nations stationed in Kabul has also reiterated the findings of the UN Mission, saying that Afghanistan is the most repressive country in the world for women.
The UN Representative, Roza Otunbayeva, expressed that she finds it distressing to see the methodical, deliberate, and systematic efforts of the Taliban to repress Afghan women. They are heavily involved in pushing women out of the public sphere.
The afghan leaders have implemented several restrictive rules to regulate women in the country. These regulations and measures severely restrict many regular activities of the country’s women. Under the law of the Taliban, women are not allowed to pursue secondary and university education. They are not allowed to work in national and international non-governmental organizations. Further, the Taliban have ordered women to be covered from head to toe.
The Taliban has restricted women from travelling to various parts of the country. They are required to accompany another (male) family member to travel to a different part of the country. Otunbayeva noted that restricting the women into their homes is one of the world’s most serious humanitarian and economic crises.