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Malala Yousafzai and Lawrence call for international pressure on the Taliban

Bayan News – Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Peace Prize winner, and Jennifer Lawrence, American actress and Oscar winner, have called on their governments to hold the Taliban accountable for their treatment of women.

According to The Guardian, these prominent women’s rights activists have emphasized that the Taliban in Afghanistan must be subject to international pressure.

The Guardian report was published on Friday.

In an interview with The Guardian, they also questioned the policies of Western countries regarding support for women’s rights in Afghanistan, pointing out that they have not taken effective action to support Afghan women and girls.

Lawrence clearly stated that Western feminists prefer to focus on internal issues rather than the more blatant human rights violations in the Middle East. She noted that the current situation of Afghan women is not just a story, but a testament to their resilience.

Lawrence said: “These women need the world to witness their struggle, and we must pressure our governments to hold the Taliban accountable.”

Meanwhile, Malala Yousafzai criticized countries claiming to defend women’s rights for their silence and inaction.

Malala added: “I believe it is the people’s duty to hold their leaders accountable and press them further, asking them what they have done when they claim to be committed to gender equality and yet take no action to support women’s rights and girls’ education in Afghanistan.”

According to reports, the documentary “Bread and Roses,” which tells the story of the lives of three Afghan women during the Taliban’s rule in the country, began in 2021 with funding from Jennifer Lawrence and direction by Sevara Aga.

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