Denmark joins big nations in call to Taliban regime to stop restrictions on women

Loïc Padovani
December 29th, 2022

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Lars Løkke Rasmussen and several other foreign ministers have signed a statement calling against women’s rejection of the Taliban regime to stop (photo: Kristian Tørning)

Denmark and many countries across the world are uniting together to condemn the Taliban regime’s treatment of women. A certain number of restrictions have recently been placed by the Taliban to limit the opportunities of women living there — by excluding them from working in NGOs, for instance.

Therefore, the foreign minister, Lars Løkke Rasmussen, has put Denmark’s name on a statement co-signed by foreign ministers of countries such as France, Germany and the United States to give women back their rights.

“The Taliban’s reckless and dangerous order, which excludes female employees from national and international NGOs, creates a risk for millions of Afghans who depend on humanitarian aid for their survival,” the statement said.

Women treated poorly in Afghanistan
The Taliban regime has been particularly controversial in recent weeks. They have banned university study for women because some female academics didn’t follow Islamic clothing rules.

The UN called on the Taliban to lift the restrictions, along with several countries.


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