Date: 1 March 2022
Host: Judge Najla Ayoubi, Chief of Coalition & Global Programs at Every Woman Treaty.
Guest: Heather Barr, Associate Director, Women's Rights Division, Human Rights Watch in Pakistan.
Heather talks to Najla Ayoubi about the human rights situation in Afghanistan and its impact on women and girls.
1. As per the Human Rights Watch 753-page report 2022 released in January, the political change in Afghanistan has worsened the human rights crisis in Afghanistan. Taliban denies the report. What are the major worsening crisis the report highlights?
2. The Taliban have imposed rights-violating policies that have created huge barriers to women’s and girls’ health and education, curtailed freedom of movement, expression, and association, and deprived many of earned income. What are the ground realities that are impacting women and children?
3. Taliban is everyday introducing policies rolling back the rights of women and girls in Afghanistan. How can the global community make sure women in Afghanistan are heard and their rights are upheld?
4. We are witnessing the invasion of Ukraine which is forcibly displacing more people and we also see many Afghan people across the world are in solitary with them. What is happening to the refugees from Afghanistan, particularly in the neighbouring countries?
5. Situation of Afghanistan refugees in Pakistan.