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U.N. Invites Taliban to Afghanistan Summit, Who Reportedly Demand Ban on Women

The United Nations has invited the jihadist terrorist group Taliban to a two-day conference on Afghanistan in Doha, Qatar, next weekend, the third such conference since the Taliban seized power in 2021.

The Islamic militants reportedly demanded that Afghan women should not be allowed to participate in the conference.

Human rights activists appear deeply concerned that the UN will cave in to the Taliban’s demands and create political cover by hosting another meeting in Doha that will include critics of the Taliban’s misogynistic policies.

The Taliban celebrate the second anniversary of their takeover of Afghanistan, in Kabul, Afghanistan, on August 15, 2023. (AP Photo/Siddiqullah Alizai)

“Excluding women risks legitimizing Taliban abuses and doing irreparable damage to the UN’s credibility as an advocate for women’s rights and their meaningful participation.” Said Tirana Hassan of Human Rights Watch (HRW).

“What’s happening in Afghanistan is the most serious women’s rights crisis in the world and it’s unbelievable that the UN would convene a conference like this to discuss women’s rights and not bring Afghan women to the table,” said Heather Barr, another HRW executive director.

“The only plausible explanation is that they are doing this to force the Taliban to the negotiating table, but to what end? Three years of diplomatic negotiations have already produced no results, and this action only sets a terrible precedent, emboldens and legitimizes the Taliban and gives them a major political victory. This is a betrayal not only of Afghan women, but of all women around the world,” Barr said.

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“Sidelining important human rights debate is unacceptable and sets a deeply damaging precedent,” warned Amnes International’s executive director Agnes Callamard.

“Giving in to the Taliban’s conditions to secure our participation in the talks risks legitimizing an institutionalized system of gender-based oppression that has sought to eliminate women and girls from society by ruthlessly stripping them of their most basic rights,” Callamard said.

The Taliban Not invited The junta was invited to the first UN conference on Afghanistan to be held in May 2023, but refused to attend because the conditions were not met. One of those conditions was that only members of the Taliban would be allowed to represent the Afghan government. Of course, those members would all be men, and none of them would criticize the Taliban for their human rights violations.

A woman wearing a burqa walks through Bird Market while carrying a child, in downtown Kabul, the Afghanistan capital, Sunday, May 8, 2022.

A woman wearing a burqa walks through the Bird Market while holding a child in her arms in downtown Kabul, Afghanistan’s capital, on May 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Nooroozi)

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the Taliban’s conditions for participation in the February conference were unacceptable.

“First of all, I have to say that these circumstances deny us the right to speak to other representatives of Afghan society and, to a large extent, demand treatment that borders on approval,” he said.

The United Nations has not formally recognized the Taliban as Afghanistan’s legitimate government, nor does any other country on Earth, including the terrorist group’s backers, China and Russia. As Guterres pointed out, barring all other Afghan voices from UN meetings would be a tacit recognition of the Taliban’s authority.

The UN, desperate to bring the Taliban to the negotiating table, appears to have decided to convey its tacit approval and capitulate to the military junta’s primitive misogyny — a decision that has appalled Afghans who have tried to resist the Taliban regime.

Antonio Guterres

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks to reporters during a news conference in New York, June 8, 2022. (Photo by The Associated Press/Mary Altafur)

“This situation is an indirect submission to the will of the Taliban. Law, democracy and sustainable peace cannot be achieved without involving women, who make up half of society’s population. I don’t think we have learned anything from past mistakes.” Said Sima Samar served as minister of women’s affairs under the government that was ousted by the Taliban in 2021.

“One of the main changes is that Afghans should speak out against discrimination, especially against women, because this is not just about women, it’s about every family, every father, brother, child, husband,” Samar said.

“Unfortunately, the international community wants to confront the Taliban, and that’s why their agenda has always been more important to them than Afghan women, democracy or anything else,” said Habiba Sarabi, who became Afghanistan’s first female governor and minister of women’s affairs under the legitimate government.

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U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the surrender to the Taliban was necessary to “encourage the de facto government to engage with the international community through a coordinated and coordinated approach in the interest of the Afghan people.”

“Human rights and the rights of women and girls will of course feature prominently in all discussions on the UN side,” Dujarric said, implicitly acknowledging that the Taliban’s demand to exclude Afghan women from the conference would be met, but promising that UN representatives at the conference would defend their cause.

“We are trying to establish a process and maintain important consultative mechanisms. We have to be realistic about how much each meeting of this process can deliver, especially at this early stage when trust and confidence are scarce,” said Roza Otunbayeva, the U.N. special envoy for Afghanistan. Said The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) adopted the resolution on Friday.

Otunbayeva made it clear that the Taliban’s human rights violations would not be raised during the meeting.

“This is what’s possible today,” she said. “This is a process. Let’s start speaking up.”

“For the first time, envoys will be meeting directly with the Taliban and they will say, ‘Look, this isn’t how it works. We need to bring women to the table and provide access for businesses,'” she said, a view that seems downright delusional given how thoroughly the Taliban have oppressed Afghan women and excluded them from positions of power.

Taliban fighters stand guard as a woman walks in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Dec. 26, 2022. The Taliban's latest rulings against Afghan women, which include banning them from university education and working for NGOs, have sparked protests in major cities. Security has been stepped up in the capital, Kabul, in recent days, with more checkpoints and armored vehicles and Taliban special forces on the streets. Authorities have not given a reason for the increased security. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Nooroozi)

Taliban fighters stand guard as a woman walks in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Dec. 26, 2022. The Taliban’s latest rulings against Afghan women include bans on university education and working for NGOs, sparking protests in major cities. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Nooroozi)

United Nations Mission to Afghanistan Said In February, it was reported that Afghan women were afraid to leave their homes for fear of being assaulted by Taliban enforcers for violating Islamic law, which strictly regulates women’s dress and behavior, bars them from many public places and requires them to travel with a male “guardian” at all times.

Otunbayeva said the weekend meeting in Doha would focus on “supporting Afghan private enterprise, addressing problems in the financial and banking sector, and finding alternative livelihoods for farmers affected by the Taliban’s nationwide ban on opium poppy cultivation.”

The UN envoy said these issues were all women’s issues, even though the Taliban barred women from participating in decision-making processes. Otunbayeva maintained that “nobody is dictating” the terms of the Doha conference, but Confirmed She and several other female UN staff will be attending, but no Afghan women will be.

Afghan girls read the Quran at Noor Mosque on the outskirts of Kabul city, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. Maulvi Bakhtullah, head of the mosque, said the number of girls coming to the mosque to study the Quran has increased since public schools closed. For most Afghan teenage girls, it's the first time they've stepped foot in a classroom in a year. With no sign that the ruling Taliban will allow them to return to school, some girls and parents are looking for ways to ensure a generation of young women's education doesn't stagnate. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Nooroozi)

Afghan girls read the Quran at Noor Mosque on the outskirts of Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, on August 3, 2022. Maulvi Bakhtullah, head of the mosque, said the number of girls coming to the mosque to study the Quran has increased since public schools were closed. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Nooroozi)

Adding to the UN’s humiliation, Foreign Minister Otunbayeva said that Taliban Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi do not have He did not attempt to attend the meeting, despite having been personally invited by UN Under-Secretary-General Rosemary DiCarlo during her visit to Afghanistan in May.

After all, the Taliban have been very successful in holding their own people hostage and gradually forcing concessions and humiliating acts of submission from the UN because it is desperate to get humanitarian aid into Afghanistan.

Lisa Doten, the UN’s director of humanitarian finance, used some of the most powerful magic words in globalist politics when she told the UN Security Council that “climate change” is worsening Afghanistan’s humanitarian crisis.

“Extreme weather events are becoming more frequent and intense, and parts of Afghanistan have been warming twice as fast as the global average since 1950,” Doten said.

Climate change trumps most other considerations at the UN, so UN officials have told the Taliban Send a girl to school If the Afghan government gives in to many of the junta’s demands, it will withdraw. The UN estimates that half of Afghanistan’s people are in need of humanitarian assistance after three years of Taliban rule, and the international community will do whatever it takes to persuade the junta to allow the world to provide food to the Afghan people held captive.