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.
12/12/2013 Feminist Majority Celebrates Introduction of Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act (FAMILY Act) - WASHINGTON -- Feminist Majority today celebrates and applauds Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) for introducing the critically-needed paid family medical leave legislation.
The Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act (FAMILY Act) will allow workers to take paid time off to address a serious illness of their own, a spouse, parent or child or to care for a new baby or adopted child. . . .
12/12/2013 Senate Confirms Two Women To DC Circuit Court - The US Senate confirmed Patricia Millett and Nina Pillard to the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit this week, making this the first time the court has had five active female judges.The court is the second most important in the US because of its jurisdiction over most federal agencies.
The Senate confirmed Patricia Millett by a 56-38 vote on Tuesday. . . .