A special meeting of the United Nations was held on Thursday, June 22, to examine the situation of Hazara women. Homira Rezai, head of the British Hazara Council, participated in this meeting on behalf of Hazara women.
Afghanistan’s Hazara people have endured genocide, forced migration, discrimination, and extremism for more than 130 years.
In the 5th and 3rd rounds of the UN Human Rights Council meeting, a special panel was established on Hazara women. In this panel, the muffled voices of Hazara women reached the ears of the world. The situation of Hazara women was shown in pictures and videos sent from Afghanistan.
Richard Bennet, the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights for Afghanistan; Homira Rezai, the representative of the British Hazara Council; and Mrs. Claire Thomas spoke on behalf of international minorities.
Richard Bennett presented information about the reports he had collected from Afghanistan in the last two years, especially from Bamyan province, west of Kabul (Dasht Barchi) and the families of victims of terrorist attacks against Hazara.
In this meeting, Homira Rezai spoke about the Hazara’s lawsuit to stop the genocide and said that Hazara people are being genocided in Afghanistan and Hazara women are being harassed based on their gender in addition to their ethnicity.
This is in addition to what Sitara Mohammadi said at the meeting of the UN Human Rights Council that Hazara are facing genocide and the international community must intervene and stop this genocide.