Afghanistan: Women and Girls

Part of Women and Equalities – in the House of Commons on 22nd September 2021.

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Photo of James Gray James Gray Conservative, North Wiltshire

As we heard from Jeff Smith, some worrying signs are emerging from Afghanistan of intolerance towards women and girls, and towards other minority groups as well. None the less, the words are warm. Does my hon. Friend not agree that, right now, we must take the Taliban at their word, we must hold their feet to the fire, and we must make sure that they do what they say they are going to do? If they do not, of course we must then take steps against them, but for now, let us work with the diplomatic channels to try and force them to join the rest of the civilised world.