Doctors, teachers, journalists, activist and lawyers. Ordinary people are doing extraordinary work, risking their safety, to help women across Afghanistan know and access their rights. Their work is vital. But the threats and violent attacks on them and their families continue and the future looks increasingly dangerous.
UK governments have worked to encourage women to take up public roles like these in Afghanistan. But as international forces prepare to withdraw from the country, the British Government must act now to support and protect women’s rights in Afghanistan.
Please follow this link and sign the petition calling on the UK government to:
- create and maintain a database to know who is at risk
- have a named member of staff whose job it is to keep in regular contact with women at risk
- condemn any threats or violence towards individuals; or any discriminatory laws passed by the Afghan government
- provide emergency support as needed, including safe houses and relocation.