The Taliban deree against possession of televisions and VCRs has resulted in theft of television sets by theives posing as Taliban officials.
Taliban officials denounced these robberies as the destruction of private property and warned residents that genuine Taliban authorities wear official armbands and are accompanied by religious scholar, who advise military officials. Many Kabul residents still secretly watch television through the use of makeshift satellite dishes, crafted from bicycle wheels or cooking pots.
Still others have chosen to leave the war-torn country, where, over the past couple of days, the Taliban expelled more than 20 non-governmental organizations. Aid workers were forced to either leave Afghanistan or to move to an abandoned schoolground with no running water, electricity, or windows. UN officials have orderedTaliban officials to reinstate the non-governmental organizations by August 31st.
Media Resources: Agence Free Press - July 25, 1998
12/9/2013 Mixed Results for Afghanistan's Anti-Violence Against Women Law - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) released their annual report on violence against women in Afghanistan yesterday, revealing mixed results of the country's Elimination of Violence against Women Law.
"A Way to Go: An Update on Implementation of the Law on the Elimination of Violence against Women in Afghanistan [PDF]," found that there was a 28 percent increase in reports of violence against women from 2012 to 2013 , but only 17 percent of those were prosecuted under EVAW - a small 2 percent increase from last year.
The law, which was issued by the executive decree of President Hamid Karzai in 2009, criminalizes 22 acts of violence against women and specifies punishment for perpetrators. . . .