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Blinken says banning Afghan women from humanitarian NGOs would be a disaster

WASHINGTON, December 25 – RIA Novosti. US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken warned that the Afghan government’s ban on women working in humanitarian organizations would hamper aid delivery and have disastrous consequences for Afghans.

Previously, the Taliban* ordered all local and international non-governmental organizations in Afghanistan to suspend the employment of female workers.

“We are deeply concerned that the Taliban*’s ban on women’s participation in the delivery of humanitarian aid in Afghanistan will undermine the important and life-saving aid to millions of people. Women play a central role in humanitarian operations worldwide. This decision could have disastrous consequences. For the Afghan people.” Blinken He wrote on Twitter.

Earlier, Afghan media reported that the Ministry of Higher Education in the Taliban government had ordered a break from the education of female students in private and public universities in Afghanistan. Afghanistan’s Minister of Higher Education said that the education of girls in secular universities violates Islamic laws and violates Islamic traditions.

* The organization is under UN sanctions for terrorist activities.

Source: Ria

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