The UN is again concerned about the safety of women in Afghanistan


The UN’s top envoy to Afghanistan, Deborah Lyons, met with senior Taliban leaders on Tuesday and expressed concern about the safety of women in the country.

“It has now been three weeks since female Afghan activists began to ‘disappear’ from their homes and from the streets of Kabul. @DeborahLyonsUN in a meeting with DFA Dep-PM Hanafi today again expressed concern to leaders Taliban regarding the safety of women, urging all measures to guarantee their freedom,” the UN Mission in Afghanistan said in a tweet.



In recent weeks, several women activists, who were concerned about rights issues, have disappeared in Kabul. The UN has requested information from the Taliban on the latest detentions reported by the team.

On Monday, Germany joined the ranks of the United Kingdom and other Western countries to worry about the recent disappearance of Afghan activists.

Earlier, Deborah Lyons also expressed deep concern for the welfare of the ‘disappeared’ activists. During a meeting with the acting Afghan Deputy Prime Minister for Political Affairs, Deborah Lyons, said global support for Afghanistan is being eroded without respect for all Afghan rights.

US Special Envoy Rina Amiri has also called on the Taliban to end the unjust human rights detentions of Afghans if the team wishes to seek legitimacy from the Afghan people and the world.

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