Hundreds of Afghan Refugees Protest Against Taliban
Hundreds of Afghan refugees demonstrated against the militant, fundamentalist Taliban regime today in a demonstration held outside the U.N.'s offices in Tehran.
An unnamed, veiled Afghan woman condemned the Taliban's "campaign of repression," saying, "This medieval group has imprisoned an entire people." She also stated that the Taliban's treatment of women is especially cruel, and called for the United Nations and the Organization of the Islamic conference to "halt its military interference and role" in supporting the Taliban.
Approximately 300 Afghans participated in the demonstration, calling for an end to the Taliban's massacres and peace in Afghanistan.
7/29/2014 Extensive Female Genital Mutilation Study To Be Conducted in the US - The Obama administration plans to conduct a large study on female genital mutilation (FGM) to try to assess how many girls and women in the US are at risk, and how many have already experienced, FGM.
According to experts, FGM tends to take place during summer break when parents take their daughter outside of the country for the practice.
Jaha Dukureh, a 24-year-old woman who grew up in Gambia, experienced FGM there, and then child marriage in the US, started a petition that gained more than 220,000 supporters. . . .