Kabul: German Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Hannah Neumann in an exclusive interview with Tolo News said it is important for women in Afghanistan to participate in social and economic spheres. According to Neumann, restrictions on women in Afghanistan are crushing the hopes of half of Afghan citizens and also diminishing economic opportunities.
“They are really crashing down public life, they are crashing down on half of the Afghan citizens, on so many hopes, and they are also diminishing economic opportunities for everyone in the country by all these decrees, bans and policies,” she said.
The German MEP urged the Afghan interim rulers to end restrictions on women and uphold the practical involvement of women in the social and economic spheres. “The rising engagement happens at the moment on the national level, where for example we have an EU delegation and of course our representative here,” Neumann said.
Despite the authority’s repeated assurances that they are committed to upholding those rights within the framework of Islamic law and that women will return to work and education after being given the proper conditions, there has been no sign of change to the current policies.