"We look to host governments to act on credible allegations of abuses without waiting for formal complaints," said Neil Sammonds. "Many of the people we have spoken to are too scared of what could happen to them to make formal complaints with the police.
"We would expect that any official found responsible for such acts should be prosecuted, or – if diplomatic immunity prevents that – asked to leave the country."
The participation of Afghan women in shaping their country’s future and engaging as equal partners will help improve and secure their political status, security, economic and social well-being, and uphold their human rights.
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