The Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA), based in Pakistan, called on the United Nations to stop the flow of arms into Afghanistan in order to bring peace to the country.
In order to end the fighting in Afghanistan, according to RAWA, "The UN must first and foremost impose strict and serious sanctions on countries which continue to support the Taliban and their rivals with arms and money."
RAWA also declared in their statement that the UN economic sanctions against the country "provide the Taliban with the excuse to expand opium production as well as with a propaganda windfall to project themselves as nationalists standing up against American tyranny."
7/24/2014 From Passion to Progress Briefing Brings Together Feminist Leaders and Hundreds of Young Activists - Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) staff, two congresswomen, and over a hundred DC interns came together yesterday for FMF's Intern Student/Activist briefing in Dirksen Senate building to discuss how to put a women's rights agenda into action.
Over plates of donuts and cups coffee, participants listened to a succession of engaging and passionate speeches from congressional and feminist leaders: Representative Jackie Speier (D-CA), Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), and FMF President Eleanor Smeal. . . .