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.
9/29/2014 Hope for Afghan Women as New President is Sworn In - Ashraf Ghani, who has publicly and consistently stated his support for women's rights and women's participation in government, was sworn in as the new President of Afghanistan today at the Presidential Palace in Kabul.
Over 1000 national and international guests attended the ceremony, including high-ranking officials from the United Nations and 34 countries and a delegation from the United States. . . .