A number of Afghan women took to the streets of Kabul on Tuesday to protest the world’s silence over the current situation of women and girls in Afghanistan. Videos on social media show Afghan women activists gathering at the gates of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) in Kabul and holding signs which read, “Why is the world watching us die in silence?” and “We want our rights to education and work.” They also asked for the opening of schools for girls and exclaimed that their rights should not be violated.
Similarly to previous recent protests, the Taliban harassed these women and attempted to prevent the media from filming the protest. Wahida Amiri, one of the protest organizers, told the Agence France-Presse (AFP), “We are asking the UN secretary-general to support our rights, to education, to work. We are deprived of everything today.” The women protesters also called the UN’s silence against the current situation of women in Afghanistan “shameful.”
Source: Times of India 10/26/21