“The shameful silence of the world towards the defenseless women of Afghanistan will be recorded in political history”
Some female protesters criticized the way the international community dealt with the Taliban during a civil gathering in Kabul.
The members of “Rawzana Omid Social Organization “, who claim to have been repeatedly threatened and summoned by the Taliban group, held a protest meeting today (Saturday, 16 July ) in a closed place in Kabul city.
These women have published an announcement and said that in this gathering, besides suing for women’s rights and criticizing the indifference of the international community towards the women of Afghanistan, the wills of female protesters have also been read.
It is stated in the announcement that “members of Rawzana Omid Social Organization have been threatened several times by the Taliban group and the officials and members of this organization have been summoned to the secure areas of Kabul city many times.”
These women added about 50 percent of the members of this organization have migrated to neighboring countries, especially Iran and Pakistan due to the Taliban’s threat.
Meanwhile, the members of this organization emphasized that the lives of other female protesters who live in secret are also in danger, so before they are harmed or killed by the Taliban group, they demand human rights activists, the United Nations, the international community and The people of Afghanistan not to be indifferent to the women of this country.
These women have said that “general amnesty by the Taliban is an excuse, but misogyny is a program.”
The announcement states that “members of this team may be killed sooner or later by the Taliban group, but our last will to the world is that your shameful silence towards the women of Afghanistan and the defenseless people of this country will be recorded in the political history of the world and the next generation will study this silence.”
The female protesters criticize the international community for their gentle deal with the Taliban instead of political and diplomatic pressures and even worst a number of these countries have unofficially recognized this group and welcomed the political representatives of the Taliban group.”
These female protesters have said that this kind of world treatment of the Taliban has encouraged this group to base its internal policy on killing and suppressing the opponents of the regime, especially the informed and scientific generation of the country: “The silence of the world has destroyed a knowledgeable and scientific generation of Afghanistan. “So far, hundreds of young girls have mysteriously disappeared and hundreds of other women have been forced to leave Afghanistan, but no country or international organization has put any pressure on this group.”
According to these protesters, Afghan women have become victims of gender discrimination in front of the eyes of other nations and governments of the world, but the responsible international organizations do not have a decisive policy to defend Afghan women, and instead of putting pressure on the Taliban, they interact with this group gently.
This is while the Taliban group has deprived women of the rights to education, work, access to justice, and access equal opportunities with men.
The Human Rights Watch called this practice a “fatal oppression” and called for a firm policy and practical diplomacy of the international community regarding the Taliban’s treatment of Afghan women.
Translated by: Ali Rezaei