Heather Barr, the associate director of the Women’s Rights Division at Human Rights Watch, said in response to the meetings of the Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council with high-ranking officials of the Taliban: “The Taliban’s false promises have no value for human rights institutions.
Ms. Barr’s reaction on Monday, May 29, came after Jan Egeland, Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council, met and talked with Taliban officials in Kandahar.
The Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council said that the Taliban promised they would soon open the school to girls above the sixth grade and continue to provide a field for women’s work and activities.
Ms. Barr added that “it has been more than a year and a half since the Taliban have promised to allow girls to go to school, while we do not see any signs of progress in this field. And on the contrary, the oppression of women and girls has been.
According to Ms. Barr, the Taliban had made similar promises in the first period of their rule in Afghanistan between 1996 and 2001 and they never fulfilled them.
Ms. Barr has said that the Taliban are a group of liars, and their promises have no value for human rights institutions and international organizations.