Taliban fighters reportedly set a woman on fire for “bad food”, while other women from Afghanistan go into hiding and would have been forced into sexual slavery.
“They are forcing people to feed and cook them. A woman was set on fire because she was accused of bad food for Taliban fighters”, activist and former Afghan Judge Najla Ayoubi told Sky News.
Ayoubi fled the country when the Taliban began to take more control of Afghanistan, and said she has since received several reports of violence against women. She added that she had also heard that many activists were in hiding for fear of violence.
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“There are so many young women who have been shipped in recent weeks to neighboring countries in coffins to be used as sex slaves,” she said.
“They are also forcing families to marry their young daughters to Taliban fighters. I don’t see where the promise is that they think women should go to work when we are seeing all of these atrocities.
Women who lived under the Taliban from 1996 to 2001 were not allowed to go to school or work, could only leave their homes in the presence of a man, and had to wear head blankets. at the feet.
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A recent statement signed by the United States and 20 other countries called on those in power in the country to “ensure” the protection of women and girls from “all forms of discrimination and abuse.”
“We are deeply concerned about Afghan women and girls, their rights to education, to work and to freedom of movement. We call on those in positions of power and authority across Afghanistan to ensure their protection “, says the press release. “We, the members of the international community, stand ready to assist them with humanitarian aid and support, to ensure that their voices can be heard. “
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The Taliban have pledged to respect “women’s rights”, but various reports on the ground show that women are being withdrawn from banking jobs and sent home, and others trying to flee the country for fear of being killed.
“I didn’t want to… get out of Afghanistan, but my mother forced me to leave please,” an Afghan national told Fox News on Friday. Her mother told her, “I’m sure the Taliban will kill you because you are a journalist and you are a woman.
“I had a lot of dreams, I had a lot of hopes for Afghanistan,” she added. “But now I’m in a bad situation and just trying to find my way.”
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