The UN Human Rights Council on Friday held an event titled "Urgent Debate on Afghanistan" on the human rights situation in the country, where the "violation" of the rights of women become the main focus of the participants.
Speaking at the event, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet called for the protection of Afghan women.
“Together with Afghan women in the lead, we must ensure that the rights of all women & girls are protected & promoted,” Bachelet said.
The UN Rapporteur for Afghanistan, Richard Bennett, who was speaking at the conference, refered to his visit to Afghanistan, saying: “Degradation of women’s rights was essential to their ideology. These violations include forced early and child marriage, restrictions on women’s attire or movement, exclusion from education and public life and barriers to employment.”
Referring to the rights of women in Afghanistan, Fawzia Koofi, former MP, told the Urgent Debate on Afghanistan of the Human Rights Council to “move from” their “beautiful statements and resolutions to practice” and use their “leverage."
Also, the Afghanistan representative in Geneva, Nasir Ahmad Andisha, said that the situation of women rights is the “worst” in Afghanistan.
“Reports coming out of Afghanistan clearly indicates the situation of human rights, particularly, those of women and girls (is) today...the worst anywhere else on the planet,” he said.