UN Reports Higher Suicide Rate Among Afghan Girls Since Taliban Takeover
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After the Taliban came to power, the suicide rate among Afghan girls increased, United Nations reports. The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) released a report on serious human rights violations in Afghanistan. According to the report, the Afghan people are facing severe physical, mental, and sexual exploitation by the Taliban. Since the Taliban occupation, there has been a continuous increase in human rights violations.

According to the report, the Taliban regime has resulted in the deaths of 800 former members of the Afghanistan National Security Forces, as well as the deaths and injuries of 334 members of the Hazara community. The report records more than 1600 cases of human rights violations in Afghanistan from January 2022 to July 2023. Between November 2022 and April 2023, the United Nations reported more than 43 cases of corporal punishment in Afghanistan, with 58 women and 274 men and children flogged under the Taliban regime for various crimes, the report said.

Since August 2021, authorities have registered 245 cases of violations of media freedom, which include 130 cases of detention and physical violence, as well as the arrest of 61 journalists. The report said that the Taliban cabinet consists of only male members; the Taliban dissolved the Election Commission, Parliamentary Affairs, and Ministry of Peace.

The report claims that the Taliban are forcing underage and young girls into forced marriages, have destroyed the health system since taking power, and have significantly increased the suicide rate among Afghan girls. The United Nations report recorded 4,519 cases of child labor between 2021 and 2022.

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