FMF's Campaign to Stop Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan Spurs Rescue Mission
After surviving harrowing experiences under the brutally repressive Taliban regime in Afghanistan, 17 Afghan refugees have escaped their country and reached the United States. Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority Foundation, will join Zieba Shorish-Shamley, Miriam (Giti) Schams, Nazira Karimi and others in a news conference on Thursday, September 9 at noon to give firsthand accounts from the newly arrived refugees of the plight of women and girls under the Taliban regime. This conference marks the first time the refugees have given their personal accounts of the terror experienced by the women of Afghanistan.
Media Resources: U.S. News Wire - September 8, 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. . . .