G7 to Taliban: Stop restricting women’s rights


The foreign ministers of the Group of Seven (G7) on Thursday have called on the Taliban to take urgent action in lifting the restrictions on women and girls in Afghanistan and respect their human rights.

The ministers said the Taliban’s increasing restrictions on the rights of women and girls were isolating the country.

“With these measures, the Taliban are further isolating themselves from the international community,” the G7 foreign ministers and European Union foreign policy chief said in a joint statement published by France.

The Taliban, who swept back to power as the Afghan government collapsed last year, on Saturday ordered women to cover their faces in public, in another step towards their past hard-line rule. (Source: CNA)