Afghanistan: Afghan women’s rights on the verge of roll back as international forces withdraw and peace talks in stalemate

Amnesty International is gravely concerned that the current peace talks with the Taliban, alongside the proposed unconditional withdrawal of US forces, offer no confidence that the government of Afghanistan is committed to protect the gains seen over the last twenty years in enjoyment of the human rights of all people in Afghanistan – specifically given the ongoing wars and political instability. In particular, the current composition of the delegations of both the Taliban, with zero women representation, and the government of Afghanistan, with limited women participation, at the Doha peace talks, raise concerns about the commitment to respect, protect and fulfill women’ rights.

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