Afghan refugee families protested the "gradual invasion of Afghanistan by Pakistan, Arab militias and Talibs (members of the Taliban regime)" in numerous demonstrations this past week. Rallies were held in a San Francisco-area park, across the street from Pakistan's embassy in Washington, D.C., and in the cities of London, Paris, Toronto, and New Delhi.
Angry protestors accused Pakistan's government of using its military intelligence services (ISI) to bolster the Taliban, providing the extremist militia with arms, logistics, supplies, and soldiers. The Afghan refugee families shouted slogans including "down with the Taliban and the Pakistani ISI" and "death to Nawaz Sharif and bin Laden."
The London protest became violent when demonstrators attacked the Pakistani embassy, injuring two employees and causing damage to the building.
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. . . .