Tune in tonight at 10pm (EST) as Diane Sawyer of ABCís Primetime Live looks at life for Afghan women after the Taliban. In 1996, journalist Diane Sawyer visited Afghanistan shortly after the Taliban seized control of the Afghan capital of Kabul. She spoke with five women who were fearful for their lives and living in utter misery. Sawyer returned to Afghanistan this winter to once again meet with the 5 women she interviewed 6 years ago. Unfortunately, as Sawyer learns, after their interview years ago, many of the Afghan women were hunted and terrorized by the Talibanís Squad for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, because they spoke to a Western journalist.
Also in this prime time program, Sawyer talks with Afghan women who are hopeful, as their country enters a new chapter in its history and prepares for a future freed from the draconian laws of the Taliban regime.
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. . . .