Joe Biden condemns the Taliban’s treatment of women

Marking the International Women’s Day on 8 March, the US President, Joe Biden, condemned that Taliban’s treatment of women in Afghanistan. 

Biden lauded the accomplishments of women and girls around the world, but added that in countries like Afghanistan and Iran, women were being repressed. 

US President said:

“Despite decades of progress, in far too many places around the world, the rights of women and girls are still under attack, holding back entire communities.

 “We see it in Afghanistan, where the Taliban bars women and girls from attending school and pursuing employment.”

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Biden’s remarks came on the day the Congress’s House Foreign Affairs Committee began its investigation into the US’s chaotic withdrawal in August 2021 from Afghanistan.

And on the same day, the UN Special Representative for Afghanistan, Roza Otunbayeva, told a meeting of the UN Security Council that the Taliban had turned Afghanistan into the most repressive country for women in the world.