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
1/28/2015 Senator Boxer Urges President to Continue Support for UN Population Fund - Earlier this week, Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) along with 21 of her Senate colleagues sent a letter to President Obama calling on him to maintain support for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
UNFPA, which promotes maternal and reproductive health, conducts major demographic surveys, and campaigns against fistula and female genital mutilation, supports programs in over 150 countries. . . .