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Rina Amiri Meets with Representatives of Arab Countries; Anti-Women Policies of the Taliban Should Not Be Normalized

Bayan News – Rina Amiri, the US Special Representative for Afghan Women’s Affairs and Human Rights, has met with representatives of Albania, Bangladesh, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and Tunisia, and her visits have been encouraging.

Ms. Amiri tweeted on Friday morning (July 27) that the representatives of these countries expressed the view that women’s rights are protected in Islam and play a key role in economic progress and stability.

The US Special Representative continued, “There was a broad agreement that the severe repression of Afghan women and girls poses a dangerous precedent, especially for countries with Muslim majorities. These policies should not be normalized, and the world must stand with Afghan women and girls.”

During Amiri’s meetings with representatives of these countries, an agreement was reached to continue diplomatic efforts and strong support for the people of Afghanistan.

In the latest development, the Kabul caretaker government has banned women’s cosmetic activities, which has sparked international reactions.

According to human rights watchdog statistics, the ban on cosmetic activities has caused more than 60,000 Afghan women to lose their jobs.

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