A new intelligence report says women’s rights will be threatened after the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan.
Top US intelligence analysts said in an assessment released on Tuesday that the Taliban would “fall far behind” in the advancement of Afghan women’s rights if the fighting group regained national power.
The report by the US National Intelligence Council is likely to reinforce fears that the Taliban will resume the harsh treatment of women and girls under Rule 199, 2001, and that the group should be fully developed. Civil war.
“The Taliban are broadly consistent in their limited approach to women’s rights, and if the group regains national power, it will reverse much of the progress of the past two decades,” said the top analyst in the U.S. intelligence community.
At the same time, the council’s “Sense of the Community Memorandum” states that women’s rights are likely to be threatened after the US-led military alliance. Withdrawal, This is a search that reflects the conservative nature of Afghanistan’s male-dominated society.
“Progress [in women’s rights] More than external pressure than internal support, it is likely to be at risk even after the alliance withdraws, even without the Taliban trying to counter it, “the assessment said.
US President Joe Bidens Decision The withdrawal of the last few thousand troops last month – raising the trigger to pull in other foreign forces – is raising Fear Afghanistan could be plunged into an all-time civil war that could bring the Taliban back Power.
These concerns have gone through a stalemate in US-backed peace talks, while the Taliban have Intense attack In the government forces after missing the May 1 deadline for the withdrawal of U.S. troops.
Prior to the 2001 US-led invasion, the Taliban imposed a strict version of the rule, which barred schoolgirls and women from working outside the home and from appearing in public without male relatives.
Women who violate these rules are often subjected to humiliation and public beatings by the Taliban’s religious police.
However, the new report notes that many of these persist in government-controlled areas and that “years of war have left millions of women distorted, widowed, poor and displaced.”
U.S.-led forces have been deployed that have marked the gains in women’s rights over the past 20 years as a significant achievement, albeit mostly in urban centers.
The Biden administration has pledged to continue civilian assistance, including women’s programs, since the withdrawal of U.S. troops. However, they warned that Afghanistan would suffer isolation and sanctions if it fell behind in human rights.
The 2020 U.S.-Taliban agreement, signed by the Donald Trump administration, set a May 1 deadline to complete the withdrawal of U.S. troops from America’s longest war.
Biden, however, decided to complete the withdrawal before the anniversary of September 11, 2001, when al-Qaeda attacked the United States, sparking a US-led aggression.