The female foreign ministers of at least seventeen countries across the world held a meeting on Afghanistan and expressed deep concerns about human rights violations and restrictions against women inside Afghanistan.
At a virtual meeting hosted by Australia, the ministers called on the Islamic Emirate to lift all restrictions, especially education barriers, against Afghan women.
A statement released after the meeting said: “Ministers expressed deep concern about human rights violations, especially the denial of women and girls from full access and participation in education…It is essential that the Taliban lifts all barriers and prohibitions against the full participation of women and girls in genuine education and schooling.”
The participants at the meeting agreed to continue close monitoring of the Islamic Emirate’s actions, especially actions related to women and girls.
“Our politicians followed and implemented wrong approaches in Afghanistan which made the country poorer and more desperate,” said Farah Mustafawee, a women's rights activist.
This comes as the US special envoy for Afghan Women and Human Rights, Rina Amiri, said on Intl Women’s Day that participation of Afghan women is vital for an inclusive, stable and economically viable Afghanistan.
In a tweet, Rina Amiri added that "we must not forget" Afghan women who are standing up for their rights.
Afghan women who lost their jobs after the fall of the former government in Afghanistan said that the role of women must not be ignored in the society.
The Islamic Emirate’s spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said on Twitter on Tuesday that the Islamic Emirate is committed to upholding the Sharia rights of all Afghan women.