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]
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. . . .