U.S. -based Telephone System International has entered into a $240 million contract with the fundamentalist, repressive Taliban regime to build a communication network throughout Afghanistan.
TSI Deputy Director Gary Brishinsky said that the network will be in service in approximately two years and will carry both "standard" and "advanced" communications.
The Taliban has exacted its own harsh interpretation of Islam on the Afghan people. Women, especially, have suffered under the regime. They are forbidden from attending school, working to support themselves, and leaving their homes without a close male relative to escort them. Most are denied adequate medical care as well.
Stop Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan!
Media Resources: APWire: International - September 2, 1998
9/28/2015 World Leaders Commit to Ending Gender Discrimination at UN Summit - This weekend, on the 20th anniversary of the fourth world conference on women in Beijing, leaders from around the globe met in New York City to discuss concrete and measurable plans for eliminating discrimination against women.
The plans were announced and reviewed by over 80 world leaders over the weekend at the "Global Leaders" Meeting on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment: A Commitment to Action," summit co-hosted by the UN and China. . . .