The U.S. Embassy in Kabul, operating from Qatar, reiterated its unwavering commitment to standing alongside women actively striving for full participation and representation within Afghanistan.
On Women’s Equality Day, the embassy said we stand with Afghan women pursuing full participation in Afghan life. Inclusion is vital for a thriving nation, as women’s rights are human rights.
“We recommit ourselves to standing with Afghan women seeking their full participation in Afghan life. No country can thrive when half of its population is excluded. Women’s rights are human rights,” the embassy said on social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter.
“On August 26, 1920, after decades of struggle, the 19th Amendment was certified, securing women’s right to vote. Today, on Women’s Equality Day, we celebrate the achievements of women’s rights activists and leaders,” it stated.
Meanwhile, women’s rights activists point out that Afghan women and girls are currently facing severe deprivation of their fundamental human rights due to the decrees implemented by the leaders of the Taliban administration.
These activists emphasize that the leadership’s actions are leading to a significant erosion of rights that women should inherently possess, jeopardizing their well-being and freedoms.
Women’s rights activists highlight a lack of robust international commitment to address the issue, leaving the challenges regarding women’s rights unresolved.
Since the Taliban’s takeover, they have denied Afghan women fundamental rights like education and work, restricting their presence in public. Despite criticism, they have escalated controls, even barring women from visiting Band-e-Amir, Bamyan.
These restrictions have sparked widespread criticism, but the group has continued to tighten its grip, now forbidding women from visiting Band-e-Amir in Bamyan.