Maruja Torres And Rosa Montero Collect Signatures Of Support For Afghan Women
The journalists Maruja Torres and Rosa Montero , together with the former director of El País, Soledad Gallego Díaz , and the president of the EFE Agenda, Gabriela Cañas , have begun a collection of signatures on the Internet to ask the international community for “preferential attention” Afghan women who wish to leave the country. Actress Anabel Alonso has joined this initiative through social networks .
They encourage the signing of the petition, remembering that “equality is inseparable from the freedom and dignity of the people”, something difficult to maintain after what happened in Afghanistan, after the takeover of Kabul by the Taliban.
In the same way, they are aware that, in this situation, “the threats directed against Afghan women for the simple fact of being women add up to an intolerable cruelty in addition to that suffered by Afghans of any condition”.
They call on the international community to “demand that the Taliban power keep the borders open so that all people who wish to leave Afghanistan fleeing from a fanatical power imposed by force of arms can do so under minimal security conditions .”
They also ask that “the elementary duties of solidarity and human compassion be respected by admitting to the flights and repatriation convoys of foreigners the largest possible number of Afghans and especially Afghans in imminent danger, whether or not they have been in the service of States or institutions that the Taliban they consider enemies. “
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In addition, they demand “preferential attention to women in particular risk situations , whether for having performed professional tasks prohibited by the Taliban, attending schools and universities, leading their lives outside of fanatical morality or any other motive.”
The data that is collected on the web where this message has been posted shows that at 08:30 this Monday there were 11,500 signatories of this petition. Meanwhile, on Twitter, actress Anabel Alonso has faced numerous criticisms for sharing this initiative on her profile, becoming a trend in Spain on said social network.
In most comments, the interpreter receives messages in which they mock her exclusive interest in women in the face of this tragedy or the repercussion that a collection of signatures can have in an event such as the one that occurred in Afghanistan.