Rina Amiri, US special envoy, said on X that in meetings on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly it was emphasized that “even as we engage to try to improve the devastating situation, there will be no progress in normalization unless they respect the rights of the Afghan people.”
Amiri in meeting with representatives of Muslim-majority countries, called the Islamic Emirate policies, particularly against women and girls, “out of step with the world and devastating for Afghanistan. We agreed that we must maintain international solidarity in support of Afghanistan and that we must continue supporting Afghan women & girls inside and outside Afghanistan through diplomatic and concrete efforts.”
"Prominent scholars of the world also raised their voice saying that there is no obstacle for women's education and work in Islam; women can work and receive education within the framework of Islam,” said Abdul Qani Qanet, a religious cleric.
The US special envoy for Afghan women, girls, and human rights, said that the situation of Afghanistan, particularly the devastating situation of Afghan women & girls, are high on the international agenda.
“There were several high-level events during UNGA78, including a ministerial focused on the situation of Afghan women. The message is clear: the Taliban cannot expect to be a part of the international community if it does not respect the rights of the Afghan people and erases half of the population,” Amiri said on X.
Women's rights activists think that the world's ineffective efforts to address the issue of women in Afghanistan will not produce any outcomes.
"The current government should not waste time and consider the rights of its citizens and take responsibility if it considers it as its responsibility, it should allow all women to reach their human rights,” said Suraya Paikan, a women’s rights activist.
Although the Islamic Emirate hasn't lately spoken on women's employment or education, it consistently stated that women and girls will return to their schools and universities once the necessary conditions are in place.