Afghan Women’s Rights Coalition Urges UN to Close Offices in Afghanistan Converted to Taliban’s Guesthouse
The Afghan Women’s Protest Movements Alliance has held press conferences in various provinces, demanding that the United Nations close its offices, as according to the Alliance, the organization has turned into a guesthouse for the Taliban and cannot defend the human rights of its employees.
On Monday, in response to the ban on women working in United Nations offices in Afghanistan by the Taliban, the Afghan Women’s Protest Movements Alliance held press conferences in Kabul, Bamyan, Takhar, and Badakhshan provinces, and issued a resolution.
The resolution stated: “Please close the political transaction office under the name of the United Nations or UNAMA in Afghanistan, as you cannot even protect the human rights of your own employees. Therefore, the presence of this address has no authority for the people of Afghanistan.”
They have asked the United Nations and other international aid agencies to suspend their operations in Afghanistan until women are allowed to work.
According to these women, the crimes and human rights violations by the Taliban in Afghanistan have challenged the mission of the United Nations.
The resolution states: “It is clear that the UNAMA office has turned into a guesthouse for the Taliban, so close the door of the Taliban guesthouse as soon as possible.”
This comes as the Taliban have banned women from working in United Nations offices in their latest order.