The United Nations Security Council is convening to consider the Taliban’s recent decision to impose additional restrictions on women, including the mandate that they cover their faces in public and travel restrictions.
The meeting will take place tomorrow, Thursday, the 12th of May, at the request of Norway mission.
The discussion is expected to focus on the human rights situation, as well as the release of girls and women and Taban’s imposition of new restrictions on them.
According to Norway’s UN mission, Deborah Lyons, the UN’s special envoy for Afghanistan, will brief the 15-member council on the intensification of restrictions.
From 1996 to 2001, women were obliged to cover their faces and were unable to work, while girls were barred from attending school.
The group promised to respect women’s rights after assuming power in August.
However, in March, the Taliban reversed their declaration that girls’ high schools would open, claiming they would remain closed until a plan was developed to reopen them.
It marks a return to the Taliban’s previous hardline rules.