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Girls in Afghanistan must be allowed to return to secondary school and continue their education, Amnesty International said today as it published new testimonies from pupils and teachers documenting Taliban threats and violence.
Last month, Amnesty International USA announced that Alexandra Durbak has been elected Chair of its Board of Directors, effective September 19, 2021. Durbak is a long-time member of Amnesty International, having first gotten involved with AIUSA in high school, and has demonstrated her commitment to advancing and defending human rights – including freedom of expression and women’s rights – throughout her professional and personal endeavors. Currently serving as Director of Ecosystem Strategy at Eisai and a previous Global Leadership Fellow at the World Economic Forum, Durbak has held global roles in international business, innovation, financial services, development, and partnerships for over 15 years.
Taliban forces unlawfully killed 13 ethnic Hazaras, including a 17-year-old girl, in Afghanistan’s Daykundi province after members of the security forces of the former government surrendered, a new investigation by Amnesty International has revealed.