Afghanistan has secured a seat at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) for the first time in its history, the South Asian country’s Permanent Mission to the UN announced on Tuesday.
Al-Jazeera Afghanistan received 39 votes to find a place at the prestigious body, which is dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women globally. .
Afghanistan’s representative to the UN, Adela Raz, said winning the seat was of “critical importance”.
Below is an example of the status of women in Afghanistan:
Le seul crime de ces afghanes : être sorties seules de chez elles !
Qu’est-ce qu’il faut que je dise de plus concernant la situation de la femme dans l’islam?
The only crime of these Afghans: leaving their home alone!
What else should I say about the situation of women in Islam? pic.twitter.com/jPYTTRxi6b
— Waleed Al-husseini (@W_Alhusseini) January 28, 2020
h/t Theresa B