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Rights groups in Afghanistan are urging the UK to grant asylum to Afghan women

Rights groups in Afghanistan are urging the UK to grant asylum to Afghan women



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On: July 11, 2021 – 9:48 AM | Last Updated: July 11, 2021 – 9:48 AM

Human rights and women’s rights groups in Afghanistan have called on the UK to provide the Taliban with a vulnerable Afghan women’s sanctuary, while the movement is expanding its rule and territory faster than ever.

Human rights groups have previously called on US President Joe Biden’s administration to consider issuing 2,000 emergency visas to women journalists, politicians, rights defenders and minorities, Afghanistan’s Gama newspaper reported on Sunday.

Proponents of her case have been working to make the actual transcript of this statement available online.

Afghan organizations have emphasized that women have been key contributors to the UK nation-building campaign in Afghanistan for the past two decades.

They reiterated that the only thing the UK could do was to ensure the lives and safety of these women.

Neither the Joe Biden administration nor the United Kingdom has yet commented on the matter.

In his speech on Afghanistan last Thursday, Biden said that they would not leave behind Afghans who had worked with their men for the past twenty years. He said Afghan translators would soon be transferred to a third country.

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