A number of women’s protest movements boycotted the third Doha meeting

1 Jul 2024
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A number of women’s protest movements boycotted the third Doha meeting

Simultaneously with the holding of the third Doha meeting, a number of protest movements of women and citizens of Afghanistan outside the country have boycotted this meeting.
Following the protests against the Doha meeting, protest movements of Afghan women living in Iran boycotted the Doha meeting in a statement and criticized the international community saying: “Yesterday, the world was offering million dollar rewards for arresting and imprisoning the Taliban; But today, they are taking action to negotiate and recognize the self-proclaimed government of the Taliban.”
The declaration of these movements states that the world does not want to hear the voices of millions of people in Afghanistan who cry out loud and clear and are oppressed and discriminated against.
In this declaration, it is emphasized that the Doha meeting does not have popular support and does not have legal legitimacy.
In this regard, the citizens of Afghanistan living in Canada called for a “sanction” of the Doha meeting by the countries of the world in a protest meeting.
These protesting citizens of Afghanistan have said in a resolution: “Any outcome that comes out of the Doha meeting is invalid due to the absence of representatives of Afghan women and civil society.”
These protesters still accuse the Taliban of crimes against humanity, violation of the rights of women and minorities, and illegal activities and said that the United Nations has not fulfilled its responsibility towards Afghanistan properly.
On the other hand, in a statement, the Canadian government expressed its disappointment at the exclusion of non-Taliban participants from the main meetings of the third round of the Doha meeting and said that for weeks, Canada has clearly expressed its “extreme disappointment” at the absence of civil society at the third Doha meeting, both privately and publicly. Che has expressed in coordination with other governments.
However, while the Taliban’s restrictions on the rights and freedoms of women and girls still continue, Zabihullah Mujahid, the spokesperson of the Taliban, called the issue of women’s rights “an internal issue” once again in a conversation with reporters after the end of the first day of the Doha meeting. is that the world should have “positive interaction” with them.
This is despite the fact that schools for girls above the sixth grade have been closed since the 24th of Asad in the year 1400, after the Taliban group came to power in Afghanistan, and universities have also been closed for girls at the end of the month of Arc in the year 1401. and included international institutions.
Taliban officials have always promised to reopen schools and universities for girls, but this promise has not been fulfilled so far.