The United States, joined by 19 countries and the European Union, has issued a statement expressing concern about Afghan women and girls, particularly their right to education, work, and freedom of movement. The statement comes despite vows from the Taliban to respect women’s rights – a position that has been greeted with skepticism given the group’s historic treatment of women and girls in particular. United Nations Agencies have urged the Taliban to make good on their promises to protect vulnerable Afghan citizens who continue to bear the brunt of the rapidly evolving situation on the ground as humanitarian needs countrywide remain acute.
Sherwin Bryce-Pease joins us now from UN Headquarters in New York.
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