Joint Statement on Afghanistan women’s and girls’ human rights

  • Joint Statement

Countries supporting joint statement on women and girls in Afghanistan by Australia and Spain

  1. Australia
  2. Spain
  3. Eslovenia/Slovenia
  4. Albania
  5. Ucrania/Ukraine
  6. Grecia/Greece
  7. Macedonia
  8. Colombia
  9. Argentina
  10. Guatemala
  11. Dinamarca/Denmark
  12. Mónaco
  13. Alemania/Germany
  14. Austria
  15. Suecia/Sweden
  16. Países Bajos/Netherlands
  17. Polonia/Poland
  18. Irlanda/Ireland
  19. Luxemburgo
  20. Letonia/Latvia
  21. Liechtenstein
  22. Malta
  23. Montenegro
  24. Israel
  25. Lituania/Lithuania
  26. Vietnam
  27. Nueva Zelanda/New Zeland
  28. Perú
  29. Croacia/Croatia
  30. Portugal
  31. Estonia
  32. Islas Marshall/Marshall Islands
  33. Finlandia/Finland
  34. Francia/France
  35. Rumanía /Romania
  36. Moldavia(/Moldova
  37. Bulgaria
  38. Panamá/Panama
  39. Chipre/Cyprus
  40. Chile
  41. Georgia
  42. Republica Checa/Cz Republic
  43. Italia/Italy
  44. Corea/ROK
  45. Japón/Japan
  46. Hungría/Hungary
  47. Andorra
  48. Bosnia-Herzegovina
  49. Libia/Lybia
  50. Eslovaquia/Slovakia
  51. Bélgica/Belgium
  52. Islandia/Iceland
  53. Suiza/Switzeland
  54. India
  55. Ecuador
  56. Indonesia
  57. Costa Rica
  58. México/Mexico
  59. Gabón
  60. Estados Unidos/US
  61. Reino Unido/United Kingdom
  62. Bahamas/The Bahamas
  63. Noruega/Norway
  64. Brasil / Brazil
  65. Canadá/Canada
  66. Zimbabue/Zimbabwe
  67. Timor Leste
  68. Cabo Verde
  69. Singapore
24 August 2021

Madam President,

I have the honour to deliver this statement on behalf of Australia, my own country Spain and a group of countries.

We are deeply concerned by reports of serious human rights violations across Afghanistan. We call for the immediate cessation of targeted killings of women’s rights defenders.

We are troubled by reports of a reduction in rights and access to services and public spaces for Afghan women and girls.

Women’s empowerment benefits all Afghans. The protection of Afghan women’s and girls’ human rights must be an integral part of the political solution We call upon all States and all parties to create and support an enabling environment for all women to have a meaningful participation in this process as acknowledged in HRC resolution 45/28. We further call upon all parties to commit to protecting human rights workers and advocates.

The gains of the last 20 years must be preserved. Afghan women’s organisations that advocate for and provide services to women and girls must be allowed to continue their crucial work.

We strongly condemn all forms of violence against women and girls. We call on those in power and authority to guarantee women’s and girls’ rights to education, work, health and freedom of movement, to achieve inclusive and sustainable peace in Afghanistan. We will closely monitor the protection and enjoyment of all human rights.

Afghan women and girls deserve to live in safety, security and dignity. We stand ready to amplify their voices and ensure their concerns are heard.

I thank you.

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