a group of Afghan women protest in Kabul on Saturday, defying the crackdown on To urge foreign countries not to officially recognize the Taliban government Before of United Nations summit next week.
Demonstrators oppose creeping restrictions on women’s rights have been beaten or arrested since the rise of the Taliban back to power in 2021, and the security forces shot at air to break up some gatherings.
but, small groups of women She continued to organize sporadic gatherings.
about 25 women He walked through my residence area in Afghan capital on next Saturday of summit in Doha the United Nations says Will discuss “permanent way forward” for Country.
“to get to know of Taliban – violation of women’s rights women They chanted during the march, which lasted no more than 10 minutes and passed without confrontation with Security forces.
Among other chants was “Afghan people, hostages of Taliban “and” we will fightwe will dieWe will take our rights.”
No country has recognized it yet government legitimacy since the return of the Taliban to it power After the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan in 2021.
Former Taliban government which ruled from 1996 to 2001 has only been given official recognition by three countries – Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.
Diplomats, NGOs and aid agencies are deeply divided over the issue.
Some believe that international community The Taliban authorities may be persuaded to reverse the restrictions on women’s rights through attachment to possibility of to get to know.
Others say that even discussing them gives the Taliban government Some legitimacy at a time when they press women out of public life.
The Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Amina Mohammed last A week begins the Doha meeting on The two of them could see the envoys discussing.”baby steps” on a path To admit, though with conditions.
“There are some who We believe this can never happen. “There are others who say, ‘Well, it has to happen,'” Mohammed said. in Speaking at Princeton University.
Clearly the Taliban want Recognition… This is the leverage we have.”
The United Nations has announced that the “de facto authorities” of Afghanistan was not invited to the Doha conference.
Recognition is not issue,” Spokesman for the world body He said Friday.
Demonstrator Shamail Taawneh Nasiri, 26, told Agence France-Presse (Agence France-Presse) that any discussion of Formal recognition “will give Taliban motive.
“to those of us who “He is oppressed and our rights are increasing our concern,” she added.
The United Nations will also progress update on Relief operations hampered by the Taliban government Something to stop the Afghans women from work for the world bodyat a meeting on Monday.
She said she faced a “terrible choice”. over Whether to maintain its huge operations in Country of 38 million people.
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