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.
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. . . .