On the eve of March 8, International Women’s Day, Afghan female protesters issued statements, asking the international community to stop interacting with the Taliban terrorist group.
In a statement published on Sunday, 5 March 2023, Afghanistan Women’s Justice Movement has asked all the countries to take actual actions against the Taliban.
“Understanding the current situation in Afghanistan,” the statement reads, “and considering the suffocating atmosphere prevailing in the society and the new dealing and interactions of a number of countries with the Taliban”, the movement propounds its demands and petitions from the international community.
The movement asks the states defending human rights and the countries who have signed international treaties regarding women’s rights not to “recognize” the Taliban terrorist group and not to engage in “any political interaction” with this group.
The European Union, the United States, and all the Western countries have to stop their “overt and covert” cooperation with the Taliban terrorist group and impose more sanctions on them, Afghanistan Women’s Justice Movement demand.
“Countries with common interests” with the Taliban, both politically and economically, must not make women the “purchase money” in their deals with the Taliban and must not let Afghan women become more and more victims of their “sinister and satanic goals”, the statement reads.
It is the second year that International Women’s Day is celebrated in all corners of the world, but under the primitive rule of the Taliban terrorist group, Afghan women are deprived of all their rights, excluded from society, and can not even freely celebrate their own international day.
The World’s Silence is a Seal of Approval for the Taliban’s Crimes
Afghanistan Women’s Political Participation Network (AWPPN) also called, in a statement issued on the occasion of International Women’s Day, for “immediate action” of the world against the Taliban.
This year, the world will celebrate International Women’s Day while under the rule of the Taliban terrorist group, Afghan women have been deprived of “all their human, citizenship, and civil rights and have been completely marginalized,” the network’s statement reads.
While the world is rapidly evolving, a terrorist group has taken the fate of Afghan women and girls “as hostage” and, by marginalizing them, wants to achieve its “illegitimate” demands from the international community, AWPPN claims.
The current situation in Afghanistan, AWPPN warns, will have “dangerous” consequences not only for the Afghan people but also for the region and the world.
“The silence of the international community over the Taliban’s crimes,” AWPPN members emphasize, “is a seal of approval for the oppression of women and is against the principles of human rights.”
They ask the international community to take immediate and actual action against the overt violation of human rights in Afghanistan and the obvious crimes of the Taliban toward Afghan women.
We Defend Women’s Identity in the Worst Point of History
“We women, fighting in the front line against tyranny and oppression, do not only defend ourselves and our identity,” a statement issued by the Kabul School of Critics reads. “Today, we are undoubtedly standing at the worst point in history, defending women’s identity. But, on the other hand, the United Nations is supporting endless cruelty against humanity in Afghanistan, by sending an ill-defined forty million dollars [to the Taliban] each week.”
The female protesters fighting under the name of Kabul School of Critics praise the Iranian women’s standing against the Iranian religious regime and its dictator. “Our sisters in Iran are fighting in the front line and defending women’s identity,” their statement reads.
Kabul School of Critics, on the other hand, has harshly criticized Pakistan women, claiming their silence today over the current misogyny in Afghanistan will also spread insecurity against women in Pakistan and millions of Pakistani girls will get caught in the fate of Malala Yousafzai.
“In conformity with their country’s policies and forced obedience to those policies, rooted in the fear of the country’s repressive structures, women’s rights defenders in Pakistan have remained silent over the Taliban’s crimes in Afghanistan. You should know that the danger is breathing inside your homeland and approaching you. Your fear today, your silence today, and your conformity with this vast and expanding darkness will cause millions of Pakistani girls to experience the same fate as Malala, tomorrow. There is still time to support us and defend yourself and your identity.”
Support Afghan Women
The Unity and Solidarity of Afghanistan Women group issued a public call on the occasion of International Women’s Day, asking the world’s women to support Afghan women on March 8.
This is the second year that women celebrate March 8 and fight for their taken away rights under the rule of the Taliban terrorist group, said the Unity and Solidarity of Afghanistan Women members.
The group members also asked all the “fighting” women and “heroines” around the world to join the Afghan women on March 8 and make their voices heard by the world.
They claim to convey this message to women around the world on behalf of all “fighting” women and “heroines” in Afghanistan, demanding their support and solidarity.
Every year, March 8, International Women’s Day, is celebrated all over the world to remind and draw attention to the issues such as gender equality, violence against women, and ensuring equal rights for women. On this day, the cultural, political, social, and economic achievements of women are also taken into consideration.
But in Afghanistan, it has been more than 18 months since the Taliban terrorist group destroyed all the achievements made by Afghan women and once again imprisoned them in the corner of their houses.