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
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. . . .