A delegation representing the Taliban militia is meeting with government officials throughout Europe in order to discuss "various issues with different European countries." The delegation headed by the Taliban Deputy Foreign Minister has already met with the Foreign Ministers of Germany and Switzerland and plan to meet with officials in France and Denmark. The French Foreign Ministry assured it would use "very firm language" with the delegates concerning their human rights record. The Taliban have not been recognized by the United Nations as the legitimate government of Afghanistan and only three countries: Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates have diplomatic relations with the militia. The brutal Taliban regime has imprisoned over half of the Afghan population through its gender apartheid policy, stripping women and girls of their very basic human rights.
Media Resources: News Network International - February 7, 2000 and Feminist Majority Foundation
1/23/2015 #HeForShe Campaign Launches Pilot Effort Aimed at Institutional Equality - The United Nations' gender equality campaign #HeForShe has launched a new program called IMPACT 10X10X10.
United Nations Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson, together with UN Women Executive DirectorPhumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, introduced the one-year pilot effort aimed at encouraging corporations, universities, and governments to play an active role in enhancing women's empowerment and equality in Davos, Switzerland today at the World Economic Forum.
"Women need to be equal participants in our homes, societies, in our governments, and in our workplaces," Watson said.
First introduced in September, HeForShe is a solidarity movement that calls on men and boys to confront gender inequalities that face women and girls globally. . . .