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Protesting Women: US Special Representative Should Not Use Afghan Women as a Tool

Bayan News – A group of protesting women, under the name of the “Coalition of Women’s Protest Movements in Afghanistan,” has responded to the recent statements made by Rina Amiri, the US Special Representative for Women and Human Rights in Afghanistan, and asked her not to use the situation of women in this country as a tool.

In the statement released on Tuesday night, they said that for nearly two years, they have tirelessly defended human rights values for the people of Afghanistan, and have fought back against imprisonment and torture, but have never called for direct engagement with the Islamic Emirate.

They claimed in the statement that human rights activists, students, teachers, working women, university professors, and employees of various governmental and non-governmental organizations have been deprived of their right to education, work, and mobility due to being women.

While considering Rina Amiri’s statements as misleading and contrary to reality, the protesting women have asked her, “Who are these women who insist on engagement, and how many of them are there? What has been the outcome of this meeting, and where on this path has it been consulted with the women’s movement in Afghanistan?”

The Coalition of Women’s Protest Movements in Afghanistan has asked the US Special Representative to apologize to the women and girls of this country for her inaccurate statements.

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