Kabul: When presenting his report to the Human Rights Council, Richard Bennett, the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights for Afghanistan, warned about the human rights situation in the country and said, “Afghans are caught in a human rights crisis that the world seems unable to address.”
He added that there is no other country in the world like Afghanistan where women and girls are deprived of their basic human rights so quickly just because of their gender.
In response to the publication of this report, Zabihullah Mujahid, the spokesman of Taliban, called this report “unreal and biased”.
He added that Richard Bennett, the UN special rapporteur on human rights in Afghanistan “ignored” hundreds of developments in Afghanistan in the past year and pointed to several specific cases based on false information in this report.
The Taliban spokesman said that universities are open to women and girls, and thousands of women are working in education, higher education, public health, passport and ID card offices, media, banks and other needed sectors.
This is despite the fact that women are banned from working in the majority of government offices and girls above the sixth grade cannot go to school.