US envoy meets Taliban foreign minister, raises women’s rights | Taliban News

US particular envoy on Afghanistan stresses worldwide opposition to Taliban’s remedy of girls and ladies.

The US particular envoy on Afghanistan has met the Taliban’s performing overseas minister within the Qatari capital Doha and confused worldwide opposition to the group’s increasing curbs on girls and ladies.

“Ladies have to be again in class, girls free to maneuver & work w/o restrictions for progress to normalised relations,” US Particular Consultant on Afghanistan Thomas West wrote on Twitter on Saturday after assembly Amir Khan Mutaqi.

Since returning to energy final August, the Taliban has imposed a slew of restrictions on civil society, many centered on reining within the rights of girls and ladies, which are harking back to their final rule within the Nineteen Nineties.

Ladies’ faculties are but to open, greater than eight months for the reason that Taliban got here to energy. The group has insisted that it desires ladies to get again to high school, however justified the delay on causes starting from infrastructure to lack of sources because of the financial disaster.

When the Taliban took energy in August, the armed group promised to uphold the rights of women and girls. However its actions since have frightened the worldwide group.
Earlier this month, Afghanistan’s supreme chief ordered girls to cowl up absolutely in public, together with their faces, ideally with the standard burqa.

 

Throughout the previous few months, Taliban leaders, significantly from the Ministry of Propagation of Advantage and the Prevention of Vice, have introduced many new restrictions, at the same time as criticism and worldwide strain mounts in opposition to them.

In December, the ministry, which changed the Afghan Ministry of Girls Affairs, imposed restrictions on girls from travelling additional than 72km (45 miles) with out a shut male family member.

This restriction was additional expanded to incorporate travelling overseas, and a number of other solo girls travellers had been reportedly stopped from boarding flights. Comparable bans had been additionally launched in a number of healthcare centres throughout the nation, forbidding girls to entry healthcare with out a mahram (male chaperone).

In January, a bunch of 36 UN human rights consultants stated that Taliban leaders in Afghanistan are institutionalising large-scale and systematic gender-based discrimination and violence in opposition to girls and ladies.

A shock U-turn in March, during which the group shuttered ladies’ excessive faculties on the morning they had been attributable to open, drew the ire of the worldwide group and prompted the US to cancel deliberate conferences on easing the nation’s monetary disaster.

A Ministry of Training discover stated on March 23 that faculties for women can be closed till a plan was drawn up in accordance with Islamic legislation and Afghan tradition, in response to Bakhtar Information Company, a authorities information company.

Financial stabilisation

West additionally stated that the 2 mentioned financial stabilisation in Afghanistan and issues about assaults on civilians.

The nation is teetering on the verge of financial catastrophe after the West froze Afghanistan’s property held overseas and reduce off support.

“Dialogue will proceed in assist of Afghan individuals and our nationwide pursuits,” West, the US envoy, stated in his publish.

The nation has been reeling from a humanitarian disaster with greater than half of the inhabitants going through starvation. The Taliban has struggled to revive the aid-dependent economic system, which is in freefall attributable to sanctions and exclusion from worldwide monetary establishments.

In December, the Biden administration issued what it referred to as “broad authorisations” to make sure that the United Nations, American authorities companies and support teams can present humanitarian reduction to Afghanistan with out operating foul of sanctions in opposition to the Taliban.

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