Taliban leader: Afghan women should not be allowed to work alongside men

A senior Taliban official, Wahidullah Hashemi, told Reuters: “Afghan women should not be allowed to work alongside men,” according to a tweet from the Arab channel Iran International.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Monday expressed “disappointment” at the Taliban’s lack of diversity. in Afghanistan, expressing concern about the treatment of women and the increasingly violent repression of dissenting voices.

Opening the 48th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Bachelet said she was disappointed by the lack of inclusiveness of the so-called transitional government, which does not include women and has few non-Pashtun members.

She also expressed concern that “contrary to the Taliban’s pledges to preserve women’s rights, women have been gradually excluded from public affairs in recent weeks.”

UNHCR warned last August of reports of serious violations committed by the Taliban in Afghanistan, including extrajudicial executions of civilians, restrictions on women and protests against the movement’s government.

Bachelet made it clear, at the time, that the way in which the Taliban treat women and girls and respect their rights to liberty, freedom of movement, education, expression and work in compliance with the standard international rights on human rights, would constitute a red line.

While the Taliban promised last month, immediately after taking over the government, to respect women’s rights and allow them to study and work, as long as they wear what they called “Islamic dress” without specifying what it is. trafficking, several women’s marches took place later in September denouncing the exclusion of women from government and elderly jobs. It has movement elements shot and whipped.

It is worth noting that the United Nations has repeatedly stressed during its press conferences that the Taliban must abide by respect for human rights. Including, fulfilling his promises and promises to grant amnesty to former Afghan government employees, integrate women and allow girls to continue their education.

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