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All female members of the U.S. Senate called on Biden this Thursday to put in place a “basic human rights” protection for Afghan women and girls.

This plea follows the evacuation of the US military and the takeover of the Taliban as women and girls in Afghanistan have quickly been pushed back into obscurity.

In the last two decades, Afghanistan had slowly started to thrive again, with women attending schools and universities as well as getting jobs, becoming entrepreneurs, and being included in the government. Now, all of that progress has been desecrated within weeks, as women are being forced into the life that the Taliban originally enforced.

A letter signed by the female senators said, “Lacking a legitimate Afghan government and military forces to protect them, women and girls are now suffering the predations of a Taliban regime. Women have been the victims of targeted beatings and killings and are banned from leaving home without a male guardian.”

The Biden administration was reminded of its commitment to making the Taliban uphold its promises of allowing women’s rights. This was a promise made on both sides, and both sides have currently failed to uphold it.

The senators wrote, “Afghan women and girls need our action now. We request and look forward to a briefing from the Administration on your plan.”

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