Scholar Notes Systematic Repression of Women and Girls in Afghanistan
Earlier this week at a policymaker’s forum on Capital Hill William Maley, viewed as one of the world’s leading scholars and experts on Afghanistan, spoke of the Taliban’s systematic and repressive policy towards women. Maley noted that for the first time women’s and human right’s issues are “entangled” and a serious consideration in the politics of international recognition and policy formulation. Her urged, “people should not miss the depth of the systematic repression,” pointing to the devastating psychological effects of Taliban policy towards women and girls. He warned US policymakers against diversion on the issue of Afghanistan and urged for responsible and long-term foreign policy formulation.
Media Resources: Feminist Majority Foundation - September, 1999]
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. . . .