Qatar has affirmed its keenness to enhance the active participation of Afghan women in the peace-making and peace-building process.
This came in a statement delivered by the Acting Charge d'Affaires of the Permanent Delegation of Qatar in Geneva Jawhara al-Suwaidi, before the 50th Human Rights Council, during the urgent debate on the 'Situation of Human Rights for Women and Girls in Afghanistan.'
In its statement, Qatar reiterated its deep concern about the suspension of studies in secondary schools for girls, stressing that these negative practices will have a significant impact on human rights, development and the economy in the country.
Al-Suwaidi said Qatar will continue to co-ordinate closely with partners to enable the Afghan people to address all humanitarian, economic and social challenges, preserve the gains made, and achieve security, peace, stability and development in Afghanistan and in the region.
In its statement, Qatar said that making further progress in Afghanistan also requires taking effective and urgent measures to mitigate the humanitarian impact of the existing crisis in all segments of society, especially among women, girls and children, as well as continuing efforts to reach a comprehensive national reconciliation.