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New head of UNAMA meets Afghan women activists


Kabul: The new head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), Roza Otunbayeva met with Afghan women activists and discussed the key issues affecting women and girls amid the economic slump.

“Restrictions to access to education and work were particularly stressed as Afghans struggle to cope with socio-economic hardships. Consultations to make every voice heard encouraged,” UNAMA said.

The associate director of the Women’s Rights Division at Human Rights Watch, Heather Barr, called on the UN to pay attention to women’s rights in Afghanistan.

“The United Nations must stand by these women and be committed to them and listen to them and see how the United Nations fulfills its duty against the immunity of women and girls.” She added.

This is while the Islamic Emirate has said that it is committed to women’s rights within the framework of Islamic Sharia, and by providing suitable conditions for girls, it will provide the opportunity to return to school.

In September, the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appointed Roza Otunbayeva of Kyrgyzstan as his new Special Representative for Afghanistan and head of UNAMA. (ANI)

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