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Afghanistan: partner States raise the alarm on the situation of women and girls

19 Aug 2021 10:23

On 18 August 2021, five Steering Group members of GAAMAC (Argentina, Costa Rica, Switzerland and Denmark as part of the European Union) and one partner (The Netherlands, as part of the European Union) co-signed a statement on the situation in Afghanistan. 

"We are deeply worried about Afghan women and girls, their rights to education, work and freedom of movement. We call on those in positions of power and authority across Afghanistan to guarantee their protection.

Afghan women and girls, as all Afghan people, deserve to live in safety, security and dignity. Any form of discrimination and abuse should be prevented. We in the international community stand ready to assist them with humanitarian aid and support, to ensure that their voices can be heard.

We will monitor closely how any future government ensures rights and freedoms that have become an integral part of the life of women and girls in Afghanistan during the last twenty years."