Marginalized groups in Afghanistan under Taliban rule

The human rights of marginalized groups in Afghanistan are at risk. In emergencies like these, what role can the United Nations play in mitigating this crisis?

From a demonstration. Women with an Afghan flag. Photo by   Photo by Ehimetalor Akhere Unuabona on Unsplash
Photo by Ehimetalor Akhere Unuabona on Unsplash 


This August, the Taliban seized many cities in Afghanistan, including the capital of Kabul. Since then the human rights of marginalized groups in Afghanistan have been at risk. Young girls are not being allowed to go to school, and people with disabilities are at higher risk of being discriminated against because of a belief that disability is a punishment from God. In emergencies like these, what central role can the United Nations play in mitigating the Afghan crisis? What has the UN done thus far, and can they do more? Lastly, what can students do to help the situation?
 

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Published Nov. 22, 2021 9:53 AM - Last modified Nov. 23, 2021 12:26 PM