Deputy U.N. chief has talks in Afghanistan on women’s rights

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KABUL (Reuters) -The United Nations deputy secretary-general discussed women’s rights with Afghanistan’s acting foreign minister on Wednesday after the Taliban authorities banned most female aid workers and stopped women and girls from attending high school and university. Amina Mohammed has also met with U.N. staff, aid groups and Afghan women “to take stock of the situation, convey solidarity, and discuss ways to promote and protect women’s and girls rights,” deputy U.N. spokesman Farhan Haq said in New York. In those talks, Mohammed “stressed the need to uphold human rights, especially for …

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