UN Women & EU Highlight Taliban's oppression on Afghan Women

By: GWL Team | Monday, 10 June 2024

As per a new publication entitled as ‘Gender Country Profile’ by UN Women with European Union (EU) as financial support, it has been mentioned that Afghan women and girls has been facing oppression since August 2021 when Taliban took over.

The published report underlines awful decline in gender equality for last 3 years now. It also reveals that more than 70 decrees, directives, statements, and systemized practices have deconstructed progress in women's rights that was made for decades while also damaging development of all sectors.

Due to the prohibition of Taliban on the women’s and girl’s education, it has left 1.1 million of them out of school in addition to more than 100,000 women restrained from universities as well as associating with maternal mortality risks with 50 per cent increase.

Speaking to Un Women, a community leader, aged 26-year-old Afghan woman said, “Women want the right to make decisions, not just in their homes but in government and other spaces. They want an education. They want to work. They want their rights. Our unclear future really leaves us disappointed, and I don’t know how long I will be able to keep helping and how long we will be able to keep living like this. We need to live a better life, especially as women.”