On this International Women’s Rights Day, the reasons for mobilization “to fight against patriarchy” are numerous, even if in some countries the demonstrations have been prohibited.
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Taliban in power in Afghanistan, massive repression of the protest caused in Iran by the death of Mahsa Amini, questioning of the right to abortion in the United States, consequences of the war in Ukraine on women: the reasons of mobilization are numerous on this day of March 8. Officially recognized by the United Nations in 1977, the International Women’s Law Day is celebrated worldwide.
Women “remain the first victims of wars and underrepresented in diplomatic negotiations,” official officials denounced on Tuesday, March 7 before the UN Security Council. “The gender equality is moving away more and more” and “to the current rate, [the organization] UN women fixes it in 300 years”, deplored Monday, the Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres , taking the example of the ‘ Afghanistan where “women and girls have been erased from public life”. “Investing in women and girls is the safest way to improve the situation of all people, all communities and all countries,” Guterres on Twitter said on Wednesday.
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“Generalized violation of women’s law”
The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (Manua) called on the Taliban on Wednesday to “immediately” end the “draconnian restrictions” on Wednesday. “Afghanistan under the Taliban remains the most repressive country in the world as for women’s rights,” denounced the mission head, Rosa Otounbaïeva. Universities reopened in this country on Monday, after the long winter cut, but only men were able to spend their threshold, women were not allowed to study since the return to power of the Taliban in August 2021.
Symbolic and unprecedented approach on the eve of March 8, the EU adopted sanctions against the Minister of Higher Education Taliban, Neda Mohammad Nadeem, “Responsible for the generalized violation of the right of women to education” . Other individuals or entities responsible for violations of women’s rights in Iran, Russia, South Sudan, Burma or Syria were also targeted by these sanctions , Initiated at the start by the Netherlands.