AFGHANISTAN: The Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah promised that the government will not comprise on women’s rights as efforts are underway to revive peace talks with the anti-government armed militant groups.
In his speech during an event to mark the International Women’s Day, Abdullah said as the government is preparing for peace there will not be any compromise on women’s rights and their achievements.
Insisting that the women’s rights is not a gift, Abdullah said the Afghan women have suffered the most from the war in the country and the government’s ongoing efforts for peace process are aimed at providing a peaceful environment both for men and women of the country.
Abdullah further added that the Afghan women can freely raise their voices now which were once silenced and had no right to share their opinion, calling the change a big achievement since the fall of the Taliban regime.
The remarks by Abdullah comes as the Afghan government is expecting to meet the Taliban representatives during a direct face to face meeting to discuss the peace process.
Pakistan has offered to host the first round of direct talks between the Afghan government and Taliban representatives following the conclusion of the fourth round of Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) meeting late last month.
The Afghan women suffered the most during the Taliban regime as the group implemented strict law in the country, preventing the women to participate in social affairs, even barring the girls and women of the country to have access to the educational institutions. -KP