Afghanistan: Hintergrund

The situa­ti­on of women under the Taliban’s rule // Die Situa­ti­on von Frau­en unter der Herr­schaft der Tali­ban

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.

Dear audi­ence!

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.

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