Hier dokumentieren wir eine Rede, die auf der Infoveranstaltung zum Landesaufnahmeprogamm Bremen am 20.9.2023 von einer jungen Afghanin gehalten wurde:
Hello Everyone! It is a great pleasure to welcome you all to my today’s speech. I hope you will be fine and feeling well.
I start my speech with the hope that humanity thrives worldwide and that injustice and oppression are eradicated. I am Nazdana Sultanfar, a girl from the foothills of Afghanistan, who has been deprived of all her social and cultural activities after the fall of Kabul by the Taliban. I am a girl who lived under the rule of the Taliban with thousands of pain and suffering for a year. Not only I have been never depressed and frustrated, but I have also been looking to find better opportunities. Therefore, with the kind assistance of the German government and philanthropic people of Germany, I received a scholarship to study at Bremen University.
Now, let me talk about the situation of women under the Taliban’s rule and share some of my hardships with you.
The courageous women of Afghanistan, who fought against inequalities for twenty years and had achieved some level of freedom like the right to work and education, unfortunately, have been deprived of their human rights once again by the Taliban. The Taliban’s reign in Afghanistan has brought about various forms of oppression and brutality against women. These include group assaults, restrictions on education and freedom of speech, bans on employment, travel limitations within and outside the country without a male companion, closure of beauty salons and recreational venues, and much more.
Regrettably, the world and international organizations have turned a blind eye and remained silent in Afghanistan, despite the presence of human rights organizations operating worldwide.
However, despite of challenges in Afghanistan, there are also women who raise their voices behind closed doors, protesting and conveying their message to the world and human rights organizations. Unfortunately, they have been forgotten, while the world continues to support the Taliban through funding and concessions, thereby endorsing their regime.
It is necessary to remind the courage of the women and girls who were relocated here by the German government. In recent days, they protested and demanded the recognition of gender apartheid and genocide in Afghanistan. Unfortunately, the officials remained silent and did not respond to their protests. Therefore, I request the German government and human rights organizations to amplify the voices of women and people of Afghanistan and convey them to the world. Moreover, provides assistance in the immigration process for those whose lives are in danger. In these challenging times, your humanitarian collaboration shows your kind humanity.
Thank you for your time and consideration.