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UN chief slams ‘broken’ Taliban promises made to women and girls

Women march to demand their rights under the Taliban rule during a demonstration near the former Women's Affairs Ministry building in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 19, 2021. (AP Photo)
Women march to demand their rights under the Taliban rule during a demonstration near the former Women's Affairs Ministry building in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 19, 2021. (AP Photo)

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres slams the Taliban’s “broken” promises to Afghan women and girls, and urges the world to inject cash into Afghanistan in order to prevent its economic collapse.

“I am particularly alarmed to see promises made to Afghan women and girls by the Taliban being broken,” he tells reporters. “I strongly appeal to the Taliban to keep their promises to women and girls and fulfill their obligations under international human rights and humanitarian law.”

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