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UN’s high girl envoy in Afghanistan for talks on Taliban crackdown

KABUL: Senior UN officers have arrived in Kabul for talks because the United Nations chief voiced concern over the Taliban’s creation of “gender-based apartheid,” a UN spokesman stated Tuesday.

Since returning to energy 17 months in the past, the Taliban have imposed extreme restrictions on girls, maintaining them out of presidency jobs, banning them from secondary colleges and universities, and prohibiting them from visiting parks.

The UN delegation, which arrived Monday, consists of Deputy Secretary-Basic Amina Mohammed and Sima Bahous, government secretary of UN Ladies, spokesman Farhan Haq stated.

Additionally attending is Khaled Khiari, a senior official of the UN Division of Political Affairs, Haq stated, declining to provide additional particulars of the go to citing safety causes.

Final week, UN Secretary-Basic Antonio Guterres denounced the “unprecedented, systemic assaults on girls’s and ladies’ rights,” which he stated “are creating gender-based apartheid.”

Earlier than arriving in Afghanistan, the delegation held talks in a number of nations within the area, the Gulf, Asia and Europe to debate girls’s and ladies’ rights and sustainable growth.

The UN officers had been urged to convey “the urgency of the scenario,” the spokesperson stated, noting a “clear consensus […] on the problem of girls’s and ladies’ rights to work and have entry to schooling.”

The go to follows the weekend slaying of a former Afghan lawmaker who was killed at her dwelling in Kabul, a homicide that “shocked” Guterres, one other spokesperson stated.

In late December, the Taliban banned NGOs working with Afghan girls, main a number of organisations to droop their actions.

At the very least three of them partially resumed their actions after receiving assurances from the Taliban authorities that girls may proceed to work within the well being sector.

The UN determined to proceed its operations.

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