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7/31/1998 - Senate Resolution Condemns Taliban Oppression; Taliban Edicts Continue
The US Senate on July 29 passed a resolution sponsored by Senator Dianne Feinstein condemning the treatment of women and girls in Afghanistan. The resolution states that Congress "deplores the human rights violations," "condemns the targeted discrimination against women and girls and expressed deep concern regarding the prohibitions on employment and education" in Afghanistan, and "strongly condemns the use of rape or other forms of systematic gender discrimination by any party, faction, of power in Afghanistan as an instrument of war." It also provides that Congress calls on the Taliban to respect women's and girl's rights to education, work, and active participation in all social, political, and economic activities, as well as to protect their personal safety....

7/28/1998 - Taliban Continues Restrictive Rule
The Taliban deree against possession of televisions and VCRs has resulted in theft of television sets by theives posing as Taliban officials. Taliban officials denounced these robberies as the destruction of private property and warned residents that genuine Taliban authorities wear official armbands and are accompanied by religious scholar, who advise military officials....

7/27/1998 - Senate Resolution Condemns Taliban Oppression; Taliban Edicts Continue
The US Senate on July 29 passed a resolution sponsored by Senator Dianne Feinstein condemning the treatment of women and girls in Afghanistan. The resolution states that Congress "deplores the human rights violations," "condemns the targeted discrimination against women and girls and expressed deep concern regarding the prohibitions on employment and education" in Afghanistan, and "strongly condemns the use of rape or other forms of systematic gender discrimination by any party, faction, of power in Afghanistan as an instrument of war." It also provides that Congress calls on the Taliban to respect women's and girl's rights to education, work, and active participation in all social, political, and economic activities, as well as to protect their personal safety....

7/24/1998 - Taliban Denies Aid Gap in Afghanistan
After most of the aid agencies in Kabul pulled out, the Taliban announced that people should not worry because the UN would fill the void....

7/24/1998 - Taliban Denies Aid Gap in Afghanistan
After most of the aid agencies in Kabul pulled out, the Taliban announced that people should not worry because the UN would fill the void....

7/21/1998 - FEMINIST MAJORITY LEADS PROTESTS UNOCAL RELATIONSHIP WITH AFGHANISTAN TALIBAN
The Feminist Majority led demonstrations with international, human rights, Muslim, and women's groups in Washington DC and Los Angeles today in protest of UNOCAL's business relationship with the repressive Taliban regime....

7/21/1998 - U.N. Aid Workers Killed; Many Aid Groups Leave Afghanistan
Two local U.N....

7/21/1998 - Feminist Majority Leads Bi-Coastal Demonstration at UNOCAL Headquarters in Washington, DC & Los Angeles
Women Protest UNOCALs Negotiations With Taliban Regime in Afghanistan, Which Has Imprisoned Women at Home Washington, DC and Los Angeles -- In response to continued news reports that California-based UNOCAL is going ahead with plans to build a gas pipeline through Afghanistan, where the Taliban regime has virtually imprisoned women and girls in their homes, the Feminist Majority led protests outside UNOCAL offices in Washington, DC and Los Angeles....

7/21/1998 - Feminist Majority Leads Bi-Coastal Demonstration at UNOCAL Headquarters in Washington, DC & Los Angeles
WHO: Shareholders, womens rights groups, and human rights groups protest at UNOCAL annual shareholders meeting....

7/17/1998 - Taliban Minister Rejects UN Ultimatum
Taliban planning minister Qari Din Mohammed rejected the UN's warning that humanitarian groups would leave Afghanistan if their working conditions did not improve....

7/15/1998 - UN Threatens to Withdraw Aid From Uncooperative Taliban
After Afghanistan's Taliban regime relocated all private aid organizations to an abandoned and broken down youth hostel outside of the capital, the UN declared that it has lost its patience with the Taliban and will no longer tolerate its lack of cooperation....

7/14/1998 - Female Suicides Continue to Rise in Taleban-Controlled Afghanistan
As the Talibans grip on Afghanistan worsens, so does the oppresion of women....

7/13/1998 - Taliban Forces Take Control of Northwestern Faryab Province
Taliban forces have broken through opposition forces in Northwestern Afghanistan and have taken control of Mailman, the capital of the Northern Faryab province, the Afghan Islamic press reported last Sunday....

7/10/1998 - Taliban Declares Harshest Ever Mass Censorship Campaign
The Taliban Minister for the Prevention of Vice and the Promotion of Virtue in Afghanistan declared that all television sets, videocassette recorders, videotapes and satellite dishes must be removed from citizens' homes within 15 days or the technological devices will be smashed by the religious police....

7/7/1998 - Opposition-issued Visas Deemed Invalid by Taliban
The Taliban in Afghanistan announced that all visas that are not approved by the Taliban militia are invalid in the two-thirds of the nation where the fundamentalist government rules....

5/29/1998 - Elle Magazine to Aid Afghan Women
French fashion magazine Elle will be priced at 14 francs ($2.34 in U.S....

5/28/1998 - Feminist Majority Plans Demonstration Against UNOCAL
Join the Feminist Majority and other women's rights activists in a demonstration against UNOCAL this Monday, June 1....

5/28/1998 - U.S. Oil Company Joins in Business Partnership with World's Most Repressive Regime
Shareholders, Womens Rights and Human Rights Groups Protest Against Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan During UNOCALS Annual Shareholders Meeting Los Angeles -- WHO: Shareholders, womens rights groups, and human rights groups protest at UNOCAL annual shareholders meeting....

5/20/1998 - Taliban Rescinds Peace Talks Agreement
In last month's U.N.-sponsored peace talks, Afghanistan's fundmentalist Taliban militia agreed with the northern opposition alliance to establish a panel of 40 religious scholars who would rule the country....

5/18/1998 - More Than Thirty Killed, 50 Wounded in Taliban Attack
Bombed dropped by Taliban jets Saturday killed at least 30 people and injured at least 50 others in Taloqan, a city located about 150 miles north of Afghanistan's capital city, Kabul....

5/18/1998 - Taliban Makes No Concessions After 10 Days of Negotiations With U.N.
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5/15/1998 - UN Negotiator, Afghan Minister Hold Press Conference
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5/11/1998 - Taliban Captures More Territory; Foreign Ministers Condemn Human Rights Abuses
Afghanistan's northern opposition alliance lost territory to the Taliban in this weekend's fighting and has launched a counterattack....

5/7/1998 - Afghan Support Organizations Urge Taliban to End Blockades, Improve Security
An alliance of humanitarian aid agencies called the Afghan Donor Support Group issued a statement urging the Taliban to remove blockades in northern, opposition-held sections of Afghanistan* and to improve security conditions for humanitarian aid workers....

5/4/1998 - Afghan Talks "Suspended Indefinitely;" Fighting May Resume
Peace talks between the ruling fundamentalist Taliban militia and the northern opposition, which controls the remaining 15% of the country, have been suspended due to disagreement over road blockades and the establishment of a governing council composed of Islamic scholars....