Support for the Taliban is becoming more and more scarce in the Islamic world. Saudi Arabia and Iran, the world's two most influential Islamic states, deem the Taliban's brutal, fundamentalist interpretation of Islam as "an embarrassment."
Saudi Arabia was once a strong financial and political supporter of the Taliban and is one of only three countries to recognize the militia as the legitimate government of Afghanistan. The Taliban's remaining supporters are Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates.
Media Resources: Times of London - September 30, 1998
1/23/2015 #HeForShe Campaign Launches Pilot Effort Aimed at Institutional Equality - The United Nations' gender equality campaign #HeForShe has launched a new program called IMPACT 10X10X10.
United Nations Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson, together with UN Women Executive DirectorPhumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, introduced the one-year pilot effort aimed at encouraging corporations, universities, and governments to play an active role in enhancing women's empowerment and equality in Davos, Switzerland today at the World Economic Forum.
"Women need to be equal participants in our homes, societies, in our governments, and in our workplaces," Watson said.
First introduced in September, HeForShe is a solidarity movement that calls on men and boys to confront gender inequalities that face women and girls globally. . . .