A World Food Program convoy of trucks reached a remote eastern valley of Afghanistan on Tuesday that has been cut off by snow and war. Trucks delivered 13 tons of flour to the 50,000 refugees who have fled fighting and the 145,000 permanent residents in the Panjshir Valley.
The valley is controlled by the northern alliance of ethnic groups battling against the fundamentalist Taliban military regime, which controls 90 percent of Afghanistan.
The brutal Taliban regime has imprisoned over half of the Afghan population with its gender apartheid policy, stripping women and girls of their very basic human rights.
Media Resources: The Associated Press - February 22, 2000
2/27/2015 This Bipartisan Bill Will Hold Colleges Accountable for Ending Campus Sexual Assault - A bipartisan bill aimed at holding colleges and universities accountable for rape and sexual assault cases was introduced in Congress yesterday, spearheaded by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY).
Some of the Campus Accountability and Safety Act's key key provisions include a requirement of confidential reporting systems on colleges and universities, minimum training requirements for campus personnel, and stricter penalties for schools found to be in violation of Title IX or the Clery Act. . . .
2/26/2015 If This Bill Passes Federal Law Will Add Consent to Sex Ed Curriculums - Right now, federal law does not require health or sex education to include sexual assault prevention - but that could change with a new bill introduced by Senators Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Tim Kaine (D-VA).
The Teach Safe Relationships Act of 2015, which was introduced earlier this month, would require all public secondary schools in the country to include teaching "safe relationship behavior" in order to help prevent domestic violence and sexual assault. . . .