The United Nations Security Council has urged the Taliban to reverse its ban and policies on women from public life.
In a statement, the 15-member Council expressed profound concern that the Taliban had suspended access to universities for women and girls.
It condemned the postponement of Afghan girls’ schools beyond the sixth grade and insisted full, equal, and meaningful participation of women and girls in Afghanistan.
The Council urged the Taliban to reopen schools and reverse the policies and practices that are undermining respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.
UN aid Chief Martin Griffiths said that 97% of Afghans are poor, and 20 million people are starving.
“The Taliban had failed to keep their promises to the international community,” he added.
He further said that Women and girls had been denied their rights, such as the right to education, and also have vanished from public view since the Taliban retook power on August 15, 202.
Girls had also been denied the right to attend middle and high school, Griffiths continued.
Many women in Afghanistan had taken to the streets, protested, and organized campaigns to demand that their rights be restored.