The Taliban is in New York this week demanding acceptance into the United Nations. The terrorist regime, which invaded Afghanistan’s largest cities and controls 90 percent of the country, wants the UN to recognize the Taliban as the country’s official government. The Afghanistan seat is currently held by the Rabbani government, which was in power before the Taliban militia’s military takeover. Feminist groups oppose recognition of the Taliban by the United States and UN because of the regime’s abhorrent treatment of women and girls and widespread human rights violations. The Feminist Majority Foundation leads to US-based Campaign to Stop Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan.
7/24/2014 From Passion to Progress Briefing Brings Together Feminist Leaders and Hundreds of Young Activists - Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) staff, two congresswomen, and over a hundred DC interns came together yesterday for FMF's Intern Student/Activist briefing in Dirksen Senate building to discuss how to put a women's rights agenda into action.
Over plates of donuts and cups coffee, participants listened to a succession of engaging and passionate speeches from congressional and feminist leaders: Representative Jackie Speier (D-CA), Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), and FMF President Eleanor Smeal. . . .