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Ex-US official demands Taliban accountability for women’s rights at Doha meeting

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Fidel Rahmati
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A former senior White House official stated that the Taliban should be held accountable for human rights violations, especially women’s rights, at the upcoming Doha meeting.

Lisa Curtis wrote on the “Just Security” website that the United Nations should expedite its efforts to criminalize “gender apartheid.”

Curtis expressed hope that the UN’s efforts in Afghanistan would initiate a process leading to Taliban accountability for human rights abuses.

The former White House official noted that in December 2023, the Security Council passed a resolution calling for Afghan women’s participation in the political process and appointing a special UN representative for Afghanistan.

However, she pointed out that six months after the resolution, its provisions have not been implemented.

Curtis emphasized the need for the UN to accelerate its actions regarding Afghanistan, including recognizing gender apartheid as a crime against humanity, which she claims is happening in Afghanistan.

She mentioned that continued UN human rights initiatives in Afghanistan give the global community a valuable opportunity to align the country’s conditions with international human rights standards.

Curtis concluded that the current situation in Afghanistan demands a cohesive global approach to address the ISIS-K threat and to pressure the Taliban to improve women’s rights.

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