Afghanistan: Females

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered am ar 9 Mawrth 2023.

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Photo of The Marquess of Lothian The Marquess of Lothian Ceidwadwyr

To ask His Majesty's Government whether they have raised concerns with the Taliban over new restrictions on basic freedoms for women and girls in Afghanistan; and what steps they are taking to protect women and girls in Afghanistan and to prevent a further deterioration in their rights.

Photo of Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The UK Mission to Afghanistan in Doha regularly press Taliban officials on human rights issues, including the rights of women and girls. The Government has condemned the decisions to ban women from working for NGOs and to restrict girls' rights to education. I [Lord Ahmad] met with Afghan women on 19 January to discuss the situation in Afghanistan and to ensure that we are responding to their needs. We continue to provide life-saving support to the most vulnerable, working through humanitarian partners who have demonstrated their ability to deliver services to Afghan women.

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