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.
8/26/2015 Saudi Women Prepare to Vote for the First Time - The fight for gender equality is making slow but notable progress in Saudi Arabia, where women will be allowed to vote for the first time in upcoming December elections.
This shift in Saudi law came in 2011, when a royal decree announced that women would be allowed to vote and run in local elections beginning in December of 2015. . . .
8/25/2015 Fraternity Signs Promote Rape Culture, Elicit Outrage - Old Dominion University (ODU) in Virginia is receiving national attention for a fraternity's vulgar and offensive signs that were on display as first-year students moved into their dorms.
The signs, which were hung on fraternity Sigma Nu and displayed derogatory messages for incoming female students- and their mothers- have since been removed, and the University has promised disciplinary action. . . .