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UN Security Council Calls For An Immediate Meeting To Discuss The Situation Of Women And Girls In Afghanistan

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Since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan’s regime, they have continuously enacted laws to oppress women and girls. The Taliban rulers have not abided by the promises they made to the international community before coming to power. The stringent laws on women are a reflection of the Taliban’s crippled mindset towards them. The latest laws banning women from leaving home without a male member and not allowing girls above sixth grade to go to school required immediate attention. Therefore, The UN Security Council called for an emergency meeting to discuss the Taliban’s oppressive measures.

As per media reports, on Thursday, the UN Security Council held closed consultations to express their grave concern about the Taliban’s latest crackdown on women. The discussion especially revolved around the Taliban’s most recent and unnecessary ban on Afghan women not leaving their houses without a male member and wearing head-to-toe clothing when they are in public spaces.

According to an article by Hindustan Times, Norway’s UN Deputy Ambassador Trine Heimerback addressed the reporters before the council meeting. She said that rather than addressing the country’s real problems, such as economic and humanitarian issues that could lead to violence, Taliban rulers are focusing on oppressing the country’s women.

A letter condemning the Taliban’s latest decisions was sent to the council members by Mexico and Ireland. The two countries co-chair the Security Council Informal Expert Group on Women, Peace, and Security.

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Britain’s UN Ambassador Barbara Woodward shed some light on the meeting’s main agenda. She told the reporter that the discussion was about the United Nation’s political mission in Afghanistan but it greatly revolved around the issues faced by Afghan women and girls.

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