NEW YORK: The UN’s deputy secretary-general known as on Muslim nations Wednesday to remind Afghanistan’s de facto authorities, the Taliban, that girls have rights in Islam.
Amina Mohammed traveled to some nations together with Turkey, Indonesia and among the Gulf states, together with Saudi Arabia, earlier than her delegation visited Afghanistan to realize insights from an engagement with the Taliban.
”There’s a proposal on the desk now that the UN along with the OIC — the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation — would co-convene with plenty of nations a global convention inside March on ladies within the Muslim world, and this could deliver within the problems with Afghanistan, but in addition the area,” she advised reporters at UN headquarters after finishing a four-day journey to Afghanistan.
”When Malala (Yousafzai) was shot, she was shot in Pakistan. So there’s a regional drawback. There’s a area that should additionally come to the entrance with pushing for the rights of ladies in Islam.”
She emphasised that it is vitally vital for Muslim nations to come back collectively and remind the Taliban that girls have rights in Islam.
”A whole lot of what we’ve got to take care of is how we journey the Taliban from the thirteenth century to the twenty first, and that’s a journey,” she mentioned.
The Taliban’s return to energy in Afghanistan on August 15, 2021 adopted by the disruption of worldwide monetary help has left the worn-torn nation in financial, humanitarian and human rights crises.
The Taliban regime has lately moved to shut universities to feminine college students throughout the nation till additional discover and has barred women from attending secondary college, restricted ladies and women’ freedom of motion, excluded ladies from most areas of the workforce and banned ladies from utilizing parks, gyms and public tub homes.
Ladies and women have been disadvantaged of their rights, together with the proper to schooling, and disappeared from public life beneath the Taliban.
Hundreds of ladies have since misplaced their jobs or had been pressured to resign from authorities establishments and the personal sector.
Ladies have additionally been prevented from attending center and excessive colleges.
Many ladies have demanded that their rights be reinstated by taking to the streets, protesting and organizing campaigns.