November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Some activists in the field of women's rights are worried about the situation of women in the country, and on this day and they asked the Islamic Emirate to remove the restrictions imposed on the women of the country.
On this day, António Guterres, the UN Secretary-General, called on everyone to work to eliminate violence against women.
At the same time as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the European Union in Afghanistan, Amnesty International and some activists in the field of women's rights said they are concerned about the situation of women in Afghanistan.
The EU for Afghanistan wrote on X: “EU Afghanistan stands united with its partners UN, and UNDP and calls to end gender-based violence.”
The UN Secretary-General called the violence against women a horrific violation of human rights and a major obstacle to sustainable development.
"Violence against women is a horrific violation of human rights, a public health crisis, and a major obstacle to sustainable development. This year’s theme of the UNiTE campaign – “Invest to Prevent Violence against Women & Girls” – calls on all of us to take action,” António Guterres said.
EU wrote on X: "Women and girls worldwide continue to be disproportionately exposed to violence and EU Afghanistan stands united with its partners UN, and UNDP and calls to end gender-based violence.”
“Women are not only deprived of their rights, but psychologically, they strongly feel violence against themselves,” said Suraya Paikan, a womens’ rights activist.
Meanwhile, Amnesty International has announced its support for the women and girls of Afghanistan with the arrival of this day.
This organization has also launched a campaign to support women.
“The biggest violence against girls is that the doors of schools and universities are closed to them and their rights are ignored, women live with an unknown fate. Hoping for the day when the government of the Islamic Emirate will take care of the rights of all Afghan people, especially women,” said Tafsir Syahposh, a womens’ rights activist.
Meanwhile, some women said that the restrictions imposed by the Islamic Emirate have multiplied the challenges faced by women in the country.
“Our request to the International Community is that they should do something for Afghan women and take action so that girls can study and women can return to their jobs," said Zuhra Rajabi, a student.
Meanwhile, since the coming of the Islamic Emirate into power again in Afghanistan, more than a dozen restrictive decrees have been imposed by the leader of the Islamic Emirate on women and girls, including banning girls above the sixth grade from going to schools and universities, and banning them from going to parks. And the presence of women without masks in the media is one of the most prominent.