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."
3/10/2014 Report Finds Record Number of Women Winning Political Seats Worldwide - The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) - an international organization of parliamentarians - released its annual review of Women in Parliament last week at the United Nations, showing a record number of women winning Parliamentary seats around the world.
Overall, there was a 1.5 percentage increase last year in the number of women holding seats in government worldwide. . . .