Like thousands of others, Razia Arefi, who had been working as a field director for our associate member Mothers for Peace in Afghanistan, fled the country in August 2021 after the Taliban takeover and became a refugee - for the 3rd time in her life.
On Friday 3 March, Razia, a mother, an ex-civil servant, and a women’s rights activist, delivered a powerful statement to the Human Rights Council, calling on Member States to not forget the continuous suffering of Afghan women, especially those left behind, reduced to objects under the anti-woman rule of the Taliban.
Razia, who now lives in Belgium, told the Council what was happening in her country was ‘death in slow motion’.
Razia’s statement for download
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Like thousands of others, Razia Arefi, who had been working as a field director for our associate member Mothers for Peace in Afghanistan, fled the country in August 2021 after the Taliban takeover and became a