In a message on the occasion of March 8th, the political deputy of the Islamic Emirate said yesterday that the Islamic Emirate does not want to deceive women with empty slogans and false promises and use them as a tool to get projects and money, as in the past.
Religious and cultural experts say that with the re-establishment of the Islamic Emirate in Afghanistan, the harassment of women in the streets and back alleys of Kabul and other big cities has decreased by 40 percent, and if the hijab is observed, the culture of promiscuity will be eradicated.
Experts emphasize in the "discourse and analysis of the personality dimensions of Hazrat Zainab (s.a.)" that women should have a meaningful presence in society and politics by following the example of that Hazrat.
The UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) has contributed an additional GBP 24 million ($28 million) towards UNICEF’s $2 billion Humanitarian Action for Children (HAC) appeal for Afghanistan.
During a meeting in Kabul, officials from a women's advocacy body called the decisions and decisions of the Consultative Jirga held without the presence of women unacceptable and unjust, and called on the authorities of the Islamic Emirate to invite women to the Loya Jirga as well.
"Despite decades of war in Afghanistan, women remain stable," said the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), who led a delegation to Afghanistan, meeting with a group of businesswomen. She also noted that many children, especially girls, have been deprived of education.
Hillary Clinton is urging Afghanistan's supporters to ensure that women are included in negotiations to end the country's long war _ and to never again allow the Taliban to impose “a reign of terror against women and girls.”
The frustrated, protesting parliamentary election’s women candidates on Saturday yet again took to the streets, employing a rare method of resistance and political protest by locking themselves inside cages atop two vehicles and traveled through Kabul roads a few kilometers.