In a statement on behalf of the EU, Josep Borrell, the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Relations and Security Policy, stated that this decision, taken after similar previous bans, worsens the situation of women and girls and violates international humanitarian law.
Noting that they condemned this decision of the Taliban, Borrell stated that the economic and humanitarian crisis in the country, where 28 million people, who make up about two-thirds of the population, need humanitarian aid, has reached its peak.
Borrell called on the Taliban to abandon the decision and demanded that women and girls be given equal right to education and their right to participate in other areas of society, and that the Taliban keep their promises on respect for human rights.
Taliban bans on female personnel
“We would like to remind the authorities that the UN cannot function without female staff and provide life-saving assistance,” the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province. made his statement.
Following the Taliban’s decision to suspend the education of female students, on December 24, 2022, the employment of female personnel in non-governmental organizations (NGOs) was suspended until further notice. It was noted that the licenses of NGOs that did not terminate the employment of female personnel would be revoked.
Thereupon, some international aid organizations in the country such as Save The Children, the Norwegian Refugee Council and CARE stopped their work. The Taliban’s decision received reactions from the European Union, the UN, the United States and many countries.