The Clinton Administration and other members of the United Nations Security Council reported on August 7 that they are considering imposing an arms embargo against Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. These measures, including a proposed ban on international travel for senior Taliban officials, and the possible closing of Taliban offices in foreign countries, are being considered for the Taliban's refusal to hand over suspected terrorist Osama bin Laden.
The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) has been pressuring both the U.S. and the U.N. to take tougher action against the countries that support the Taliban, namely Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), who not only officially recognize the Taliban but also support the extremist militia. The FMF Campaign to Stop Gender Apartheid calls for an end to the brutal edicts the Taliban has issued, forcing the women and girls of Afghanistan into virtual house arrest. Click here to take action on this issue.
Media Resources: Associated Press - August 7, 2000
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. . . .