The Iranian representative emphasizes the observance of Afghan women's rights

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News ID: 56207
Publish Date: 9:02 - 09 March 2022
Wednesday, 9 March 2022 (YJC)_ Iran's ambassador to the United Nations's permanent representative to the United Nations said that the rights of Afghan women must be respected, adding that the Taliban must heed the international community's call for human rights, especially women's rights.

The Iranian representative emphasizes the observance of Afghan women's rights"Zahra Ershadi," our ambassador and deputy representative to the United Nations, said at a meeting of the Security Council on Tuesday, March 8, on women, peace and security:
Since its establishment, the Islamic Republic of Iran has always considered the promotion of the cultural, social, economic and political status of women and girls as a key element in its national policy, legislation and planning. Despite US illegal and inhumane sanctions, which clearly have serious implications for the financing and implementation of government, civil society, and private sector programs aimed at advancing and empowering women, Iran has made significant gains.

The representative of our country said:
Women have an undeniable role to play in promoting dialogue and confidence in the peace and security process. It is a well-known fact that encouraging women to participate in the peace process increases the possibility of peace. As a result, women's participation in the peace process increases the effectiveness of humanitarian aid, enhances civilian protection, contributes to the political settlement of disputes and the maintenance of long-term peace, and accelerates economic reconstruction.

She continued:
Numerous UN resolutions have emphasized the importance of empowering women in prevention, resolution and post-war situations, as well as their greater efforts to maintain international peace and security.

Ershadi further referred to the situation of women in the region and said:
We also see the devastation caused by armed conflict, violent extremism, foreign occupation, as well as terrorist attacks targeting women and girls. Lasting peace and security can only be achieved by addressing its roots.

The representative of our country added:
Palestinian women and girls continue to suffer as a result of decades of occupation and human rights abuses, as well as the Israeli regime's colonial and apartheid policies and practices in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, all of which violate international humanitarian law and international human rights law. Yemen's long-running conflict has had a catastrophic impact on women's rights in the country.

She further referred to the situation of women in Afghanistan and said:
The current situation in Afghanistan has severely affected the rights of Afghan women, including their political, social and economic rights, such as the right to education, employment and political participation. The rights of Afghan women must be respected. The Taliban must heed the international community's call for human rights, especially women's rights.

In the end, the representative of our country reiterated the principled position that issues related to women and girls are the responsibility of the General Assembly. The Security Council should address this issue only if it is directly relevant to the maintenance of international peace and security.

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