Under Taliban rule, Afghanistan is experiencing the “biggest women’s rights violations on Earth,” according to German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock.
German media reported on Tuesday, July 26, that Annalena Baerbock, the foreign minister of Germany, had said that the Taliban’s rule over Afghanistan was a unique instance of egregious human rights abuses.
She also emphasized that women in Afghanistan are facing “the biggest violation of women’s rights on the Earth,” and that a greater emphasis on Afghan women and girls, whose lives “stopped” when the Taliban took power, is required.
Barred from work and education, she expressed concern regarding the deteriorating women’s rights in Afghanistan saying “every human right has been taken from women and girls in Afghanistan.”
On July 26, the German foreign minister told RFE/RL in Prague that the Western pullout had been too quick, leaving the Afghan people “alone.”
Foreign Minister Baerbock stated that providing military aid to the armed opposition to the Taliban is “not on the agenda.”
She stated that the country is in the grip of a humanitarian calamity and that Germany is one of the greatest contributors of aid to help combat the crisis, but she stated that there is no interaction with the Taliban-led administration.
This comes at a time when Afghanistan’s situation with regards to human rights and women’s rights under the Taliban rule has worsened as girls are deprived of attending school and women in the public sector are denied their right to work.