The Evacuation of Human Rights Defenders Should Be Given Priority

The brutality of the Taliban is continuously on the rise in Afghanistan, much more beyond the coverage of the local and international media.

Just today, we received a phone call from our staff in Kabul, reporting the shooting of a woman in full hijab, who was only trying to get groceries in the neighborhood. We condemn the attack on the wife of Mr. Tofan, our Country Coordinator in Afghanistan.

We hereby, in solidarity, express our full support to the people, especially women in Afghanistan, and hope for a swift return to peace and security in the country.