Sima Samar, Chairwoman of Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) during the commemoration ceremony of International Human Rights Day on Wednesday criticized incuriosity to save human values and asked the government to pay serious attention especially to the Human Rights of Women in Afghanistan.
She believes that required attention has not been taken to Human Rights situation during the past 13 years in Afghanistan and the new government is obliged to pay serious attention in this regard.
“During the last 3 decades of war human rights were violated differently in Afghanistan, unfortunately Afghans sacrificed more than enough, civilian causalities, violence against women and children, punishment immunity for offenders, violations of the Law, corruption are the obstacles to implement human rights values,” She added.
Amena Afzali, Ex-Minister of Labor and Social Affairs said, Afghanistan has joint all International Human Rights conventions, but does not practice.
In addition, Samar praised Eng. Ehsanullah Bayat, Chairman of Bayat Foundation on behalf of AIHRC for their activities to institutionalize human rights in Afghanistan.
Haji Ismail, Deputy of Bayat Foundation said,” One of the important achievements we have been witnessed and proud of during Bayat Foundation activities is our performance on designing the projects based on the requirements in any area, serving humanity without any discrimination of language, ethnic or any other status and we will continue this principle.”
The UN General Assembly proclaimed 10 December as Human Rights Day in 1950, to bring to the attention ‘of the peoples of the world’ the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.