Taliban militia forces in Afghanistan bombed the northern city of Pul-e-Kumri this weekend. The explosions killed three women and two children and wounded many more. The anti-Taliban alliance which controls Pul-e-Kumri and about 15% of Afghanistan had launched a counter-offensive to regain some of the 85% of the country that the Taliban militia now controls.
The Taliban militia group has established a campaign of gender apartheid since it took power. Decrees by the group include: prohibiting females from attending school, forbidding women from venturing out in public unless accompanied by a husband, brother or son, and requiring females to wear a burqa, a debilitating head-to-toe garment.
1/28/2015 Senator Boxer Urges President to Continue Support for UN Population Fund - Earlier this week, Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) along with 21 of her Senate colleagues sent a letter to President Obama calling on him to maintain support for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
UNFPA, which promotes maternal and reproductive health, conducts major demographic surveys, and campaigns against fistula and female genital mutilation, supports programs in over 150 countries. . . .
1/27/2015 Marissa Alexander To Be Released from Prison - Marissa Alexander is expected to be released from prison today, where she spent the last three years of her life after firing a warning shot into the air to defend herself from her estranged and abusive husband. . . .