The Taliban’s announcement that it is resuming publicly stoning women to death has been enabled by the international community’s silence, human rights groups have said.

Safia Arefi, a lawyer and head of the Afghan human rights organisation Women’s Window of Hope, said the announcement had condemned Afghan women to return to the darkest days of Taliban rule in the 1990s.

“With this announcement by the Taliban leader, a new chapter of private punishments has begun and Afghan women are experiencing the depths of loneliness,” Arefi said.

“Now, no one is standing beside them to save them from Taliban punishments. The international community has chosen to remain silent in the face of these violations of women’s rights.”

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  • acargitz
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    284 months ago

    Honest good faith question: what can the international community do?

    • @Praetorian@sopuli.xyz
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      104 months ago

      Nothing because it has no actual power. What have they done with regards to the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Ukraine or Palestine?

      • @EnderMB@lemmy.world
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        34 months ago

        This is, IMO, the only true answer to many of the atrocities we see across the world.

        I think that western countries should look to improve their infrastructure for the inevitable future where more people choose to live in Europe and North America.

        • @whoreticulture@lemmy.world
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          24 months ago

          Yeah, if we really care about improving people’s lives we should let people make the choice to come to countries where they will have rights. If enough people leave, eventually countries will have to start changing their policies. Inflicting centuries of war and colonialism seems more about big countries having access to land and resources.