United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) in a statement said that the UN stands with the Afghan women and girls as they face the consequences of multiple crises.
The press release that is made public on the occasion of International Women’s Day on Tuesday, March 8 reads that women in Afghanistan are impacted by a legacy of conflict, in addition to drought and a collapsing economy.
UNAMA further added that the above-mentioned crises have plunged millions of Afghanistan into debt and humanitarian needs.
“What we are witnessing today in Afghanistan is a crisis of catastrophic proportions. Everyone in the country is affected by the current crises, but the situation for women and girls is particularly concerning as their rights and access to opportunities have become increasingly challenged,” said Deborah Lyons, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative (SRSG) for Afghanistan.
UNAMA also acknowledged that granting equal part and participation to Afghan women in all areas of public life will positively impact the future of Afghanistan but vice versa denying the right to education and work for women will limit the economy of the country.
Further, the press release added that durable peace and stability in Afghanistan will not be achieved without the active role of women in the economic and political life of the country.