The United Kingdom-based Charity Organisation Womenkind Worldwide’s Afghan human rights defenders, Maryam Rahmani and Horia Mosadiq and UK Afghanistan Country-Cordinator, Nigina Istanakzai-Zarifi, joined Amnesty International UK to hand in a petition to the UK government on Tuesday, September 12, 2023.
Womenkind Worldwide is a charity Organisation serving to protect and support women in the United Kingdom and the world. Previously, the Organisation has collaborated with the UK’s leading non-profit Organisation, Amnesty International UK, to support and protect the women in Afghanistan.
As per the Update, Afghan women’s role in ensuring peace, stability and economic growth in Afghanistan is significant, and therefore, Afghan Women and girls should have access to education, work and all their civil and political rights.
International Community has been helping Afghanistan conditioning women’s rights for the past 20 years and now should also not compromise women’s rights in ongoing and upcoming conversations with Taliban.’
On August 15, 2023, the Womenkind Worldwide Organisation marked the second anniversary since the Taliban seized power again in Afghanistan, and the rights of women and girls in the country disappeared almost overnight.
As per the Womenkind Worldwide Organisation, Afghan women have achieved significant progress over the last 20 years in the face of instability and conflict. Now, almost every aspect of women’s & girls’ lives is under siege by restrictions and bans.
Therefore, to save and protect women’s rights from being precisely humiliated, the Organisation has called on the UK government to clear that they must take action by:-
• Consulting and listening to women-led organisations in Afghanistan
• Supporting Afghan activists who are protecting the rights of women & girls
• Ensuring that respecting women’s rights is non-negotiable with the Taliban
• Providing safe passage for Afghan women & girls seeking asylum