Human Lives Human Rights: A new report from the UN Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) released on Wednesday, confirms the crumbling of basic human rights across the country since the Taliban takeover in August last year.
Eleven months after Afghanistan’s abrupt transition to Taliban rule, the erosion of women’s rights is one of the most notable aspects of the de facto administration to date.
Women and girls have seen their rights to access education, the workplace and participate in public life, restricted.
Not allowing girls to go to secondary school means that a generation of girls will not complete their full 12 years of basic education, UNAMA report highlighted.
Already, it is beyond time for all Afghans to be able to live in peace and rebuild their lives after 20 years of armed conflict.
Despite the improved security situation since 15 August, the people of Afghanistan, in particular women and girls, are deprived of the full enjoyment of their human rights.
The report acknowledges steps taken by Taliban authorities to reduce violence, however, UNAMA still recorded 2,106 civilian casualties, with 700 killed, and 1,406 wounded.
Those causalities are mainly attributed to targeted attacks by the terrorist group which identifies itself as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant – Khorasan Province, against ethnic and religious minority communities.
Those worst affected, were those linked to the former government and its security forces, with 160 extrajudicial killings confirmed, as well as 178 arbitrary arrests and detentions, and 56 instances of torture.
The human rights situation has been exacerbated by a nationwide economic, financial and humanitarian crisis of unprecedented scale.
At least 59 per cent of the population is now in need of humanitarian assistance – an increase of six million people compared with the beginning of 2021.