UNSC calls for reversal of Taliban policies on women, girls | Women’s Rights News

UNSC calls for reversal of Taliban policies on women, girls | Women’s Rights News

The United Nations Security Council expressed ‘deep concern’ over the Taliban order forcing women to cover their faces in public, including on television broadcasts.

The United Nations Security Council called on the Taliban to “swiftly reverse” policies restricting human rights and freedoms for Afghan women, in a unanimously adopted statement amid fears the Taliban was setting the clock back on women’s rights.

The move on Tuesday comes just days after female TV presenters were ordered to cover up fully, including their faces, the latest in a slew of Taliban restrictions on civil society, many of which are focused on women and girls.

In the text drafted by Norway, the council’s 15 member states said they were particularly concerned with the Taliban’s “imposition of…

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