JOINT STATEMENT
Spain Mobilizes the EU and the International Community in Defense of Afghan Women and Girls

Spain has sponsored the joint EU statement in support of the safety and rights of women and girls in Afghanistan, and offers its humanitarian support to guarantee its integrity. The statement has also received support from non-EU countries.

8/18/2021

This statement has been co-signed by Albania, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, European Union, Honduras, Guatemala, North Macedonia, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Senegal, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States of America.

 

The Council of the European Union is deeply worried about Afghan women and girls, their rights to education, work and freedom of movement. We call on those in positions of power and authority across Afghanistan to guarantee their protection.

 

Afghan women and girls, as all Afghan people, deserve to live in safety, security and dignity. Any form of discrimination and abuse should be prevented. We in the international community stand ready to assist them with humanitarian aid and support, to ensure that their voices can be heard.

 

The European Council will monitor closely how any future government ensures rights and freedoms that have become an integral part of the life of women and girls in Afghanistan during the last twenty years.

 

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Statement published (in Spanish) by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of Spain

Original joint statement published by the Council of the European Union

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