“Global outrage over fate of missing Afghan women activists conveyed today to Taliban de facto Minister of Foreign Affairs Muttaqi. He assured Deborah Lyons of efforts to resolve issue,” UNAMA said in a tweet. “His constructive approach welcomed. UN continues to engage Taliban to support welfare & rights of all Afghans.”
This comes as the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in a tweet also voiced concerns over the status of missing women.
“I am increasingly concerned about the well-being of missing women activists in Afghanistan. Several have ‘disappeared’, some not heard from in weeks. I strongly urge the Taliban to ensure their safety so that they can return home,” he said.
The disappearance of women’s rights activists faces a strong reaction by the international community.
“Australia shares the international community’s concerns about the well-being of women activists in Afghanistan,” Australia interim mission to Afghanistan said.
The women’s rights activists called for clarification over the fate of the female activists.
“Releasing statements, holding conference, gatherings and twitter messages will never end in a result which is required and we expect. These do not change the situation,” said Monisa Mubariz, a women’s rights activist.
The Islamic Emirate said that efforts are underway to find the female activists.
“the efforts and investigations are continuing to reach in advances over the case, and to find what the case is exactly,” said Bilal Karimi, deputy spokesman for the Islamic Emirate.
Within one last month, four female rights activists including Zahra Mohammadi, Mursal Ayar, Tamana Paryani and Parwana Ibrahimkhil went missing.