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Afghanistan: MEPs to discuss women’s rights in the country

Met dank overgenomen van Europees Parlement (EP), gepubliceerd op vrijdag 3 september 2021.

On Monday, MEPs dealing with human rights and women’s rights will debate the treatment of women and girls in Afghanistan following the Taliban’s takeover.

Members of the subcommittee on human rights and the committee on women’s rights and gender equality, in association with the Parliament’s delegation for relations with Afghanistan, will discuss the worrying situation facing women and girls in the country under the Taliban.

This exchange of views will open with a statement by Andreas von Brandt, Head of the EU Delegation to Afghanistan. MEPs will then discuss with Shaharzad Akbar, Chair of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC), Guissou Jahangiri, Vice President of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Sahraa Karimi, Afghan film director and President of the Afghan Film Organisation, as well as the Commission.

During the debate, MEPs are likely to call on all EU member states to work together to ensure safe passage for anyone in danger and support the safety and well-being of women and girls from Afghanistan.

WHEN: Monday 6 September, 14.45-16.15 CEST.

WHERE: European Parliament in Brussels, SPAAK building, room 3C50, and remotely.

You can follow the meeting live here.

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