Women's Bar Association Program Focuses on Taliban, CEDAW
The Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia will host a special program entitled "War on Women: The Taliban's Destruction of Human Rights in Afghanistan" this Thursday, March 11 at noon.
The group has invited Afghan native and Physicians for Human Rights public health researcher Zorah Rasekh to speak about the Taliban's abuses of women as part of the program. Rasekh recently visited her homeland and will describe what she saw and experienced there during her time there. Program participants will also discuss strategies for increasing support for the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).
Sponsors for the program include the American Bar Association's Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities, The Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia, and Physicians for Human Rights.
Members of the media who wish to attend should call Maureen Collins at 202-662-1091.
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. . . .