“Women in Afghanistan under the control of the Taliban group are experiencing slow-motion death caused by a system of repression.” Amnesty International reported.
This report titled “Death in Slow Motion” was published today (Wednesday, 27 July ).
In this report, Amnesty International discussed the restrictions and problems imposed by the Taliban on women and stated that millions of women have been deprived of a safe and free life due to the policies of this group.
“The Taliban have destroyed the rights of women and girls in Afghanistan in less than a year and the Taliban’s policies toward women constitute a system of oppression that discriminates against women and girls in almost every aspect of their lives in Afghanistan.” Amnesty International said.
Amnesty International’s report states that “The Taliban immediately claimed that they are committed to protecting the rights of women and girls after taking control of the country. But they have violated the right of women and girls to education, work, and free movement. They have canceled the protection and support system for women and girls fleeing domestic violence. Women and girls have been arbitrarily detained for disobeying the Taliban’s discriminatory regulations. And they have helped to increase the rate of child, early, and forced marriage in Afghanistan. Also, women who protested peacefully against these restrictions and policies have been harassed, threatened, arrested, forcibly disappeared, detained, and tortured.”
Amnesty International emphasized that “The scope, extent, and severity of the Taliban’s violations against women and girls are increasing month by month.”
According to this report, “The very oppressive policies of the Taliban group have deprived millions of women and girls of the opportunity to lead a safe, free and fulfilling life in less than a year since they dominated Afghanistan.”
An Afghan woman said in this report that women have been sentenced to “Death in Slow Motion” and this gradual death will not be removed without changing the Taliban’s policies towards women.
Therefore, Amnesty International has said that the international community should immediately formulate and implement a strong, coordinated, and effective strategy to put pressure on the Taliban to bring changes in their policies.
This Amnesty International research report on the situation of women and girls in Afghanistan under the Taliban’s control was conducted from September 2021 to June 2022 and was prepared after face-to-face and online interviews with 90 Afghan women and 11 girls.
Meanwhile, the Taliban group has imposed severe restrictions against women in less than a year after taking control of the absolute majority of Afghanistan, and millions of girls are still deprived of going to school, and women who are victims of violence do not have access to justice.
Translated by: Ali Rezaei