Rina Amiri vows to advocate for Afghan women’s rights at Doha summit

Rina Amiri, the U.S. Special Envoy for human rights in Afghanistan, said she will advocate for human rights, especially the situation of women and girls in Afghanistan, at the upcoming Doha summit.

Amiri shared on X that she recently met with Rosemary DiCarlo, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, to discuss these issues.

“Had a productive meeting with UN USG Rosemary DiCarlo as a part of my office’s efforts to advocate in support of human rights, particularly the situation of women and girls and civil society participation, being a meaningful part of Doha 3,” Amiri wrote.

This comes amid growing concerns over the human rights situation in Afghanistan, particularly regarding women’s rights.

Human rights organizations and women’s rights advocates are viewing the upcoming Doha meeting with skepticism.

Several Afghan women’s rights organizations have already condemned and boycotted the third Doha meeting before it has even begun.

In a statement marking the 22nd anniversary of U.S.-Afghanistan relations, Amiri wrote: “Given the extreme situation of Afghan women & girls under the Taliban, this type of advocacy, support & partnership with Afghan thought leaders is critical.”

The Doha meeting is scheduled to take place on June 30 and July 1 in Qatar.

Taliban has yet to announce their final decision regarding the conditions for their participation in this meeting.