U.N. Resolution Condemns Human Rights Violations in Afghanistan
The United Nations Human Rights Commission adopted a resolution condemning "widespread" human rights violations in Afghanistan Friday.
The resolution was adopted by consensus and particularly stressed the abuse of women and girls by the fundamentalist Taliban regime. The commission urged warring Afghan factions to end all human rights violations "without delay" and to repeal all discriminatory legislation.
The resolution also denounced attacks on U.N. personnel, Iranian diplomats, and journalists that took place in Taliban-controlled areas and urged the Taliban to cooperate in investigations of these crimes and to identify and punish those responsible for the attacks.
Finally, the Commission urged all to take steps to protect Afghan civilians and children.
11/25/2015 Afghan Women Launch 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence - Afghanistan marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and begun participating in the worldwide 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, which is being called in Afghanistan "Peace from Home to the World." During the launch day's event, which was attended by government officials, including First Lady Rula Ghani and women's rights activists, speakers expressed their commitment to ending violence against women.
First Lady, Rula Ghani gave a speech on ending violence against women and supporting women by stating that "war often leads society towards violence and this violence is in violation of human dignity. . . .