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Washington appoints Afghan women’s rights envoy

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Rina Amiri, an American born in Afghanistan who had worked in the administration of former President Barack Obama, will be President Joe Biden’s special envoy for the rights of Afghan women and girls and human rights in Afghanistan , announced the head of the American diplomacy Antony Blinken.

: the human rights and fundamental freedoms of women, girls and other populations at risk in all their diversity “,” text “:” As special envoy, she will work on a series of files of importance critical for me, for the US administration and for US national security: the human rights and fundamental freedoms of women, girls and other populations at risk in all their diversity “}}”>As Special Envoy, she will work on a series of issues of critical importance to me, the U.S. administration, and U.S. national security: human rights and the fundamental freedoms of women, girls and other at-risk populations in all their diversity, he said in a statement.

Almost six months after the American withdrawal from Afghanistan, Mr. Blinken recalled that the United States wanted a peaceful, stable and secure Afghanistan where all Afghans can thrive.

In search of international recognition, the Taliban have pledged to rule less brutally than during their first reign (1996-2001), but women are still largely excluded from the civil service and from access to secondary education.

The Taliban have also issued recommendations asking drivers not to drive long distances with women if they are unaccompanied.

Respect for women’s rights is one of the conditions demanded by donors for the resumption of international aid to Afghanistan.

One of the poorest countries in the world, it is on the brink of economic collapse andUnited Nations Organization warned against a avalanche of hunger forthcoming, estimating that 22 of the estimated 40 million Afghans are at risk of food shortages acute this winter.

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