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3/4/1998 - Activists Urge U.N. to Address Violence Against Women
Womens rights activists met at the U.N....

3/3/1998 - 20,000 Watch as Taliban Whips Girl
The Taliban militia group punished a teen-age girl for walking with an unrelated man with 100 lashes in front of a crowd of 20,000 in Afghanistans sports amphitheater....

3/2/1998 - Leno Testifies Against Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan
Mavis Leno, member of the National Board of the Feminist Majority, today testified at a Capitol Hill forum sponsored by Senator Dianne Feinstein, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, to call attention to the extreme human rights violations being committed against women in Afghanistan....

3/2/1998 - Feminist Majority Leads Campaign to Stop Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan
National Board Member Mavis Leno Testifies at Forum Sponsored by Senator Dianne Feinstein Washington DC -- Mavis Leno, a writer, resident of Los Angeles, California, and member of the National Board of the Feminist Majority, today testified at a forum sponsored by Senator Dianne Feinstein, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, to call attention to the extreme human rights violations being committed against women in Afghanistan....

2/5/1998 - Human Rights Study Reports Worldwide Oppression of Women
The U.S....

2/4/1998 - U.S. Feminist Organizations and European Parliament Join Forces to End Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan
BRUSSELS -- Feminist Majority President Eleanor Smeal today joined Emma Bonino, European Commissioner for Humanitarian Affairs, other members of the European Parliament, international non-governmental organizations and women from Afghanistan in launching an international campaign, "A Flower for the Women of Kabul," to end gender apartheid in Afghanistan....

2/3/1998 - U.S. Feminist Organizations and European Parliament Join Forces to End Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan
BRUSSELS -- Feminist Majority President Eleanor Smeal today joined Emma Bonino, European Commissioner for Humanitarian Affairs, other members of the European Parliament, international non-governmental organizations and women from Afghanistan in launching an international campaign, "A Flower for the Women of Kabul," to end gender apartheid in Afghanistan....

1/28/1998 - U.S. Supported Pipeline Will Continue, Despite Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan
Despite promises from oil companies to hold off on a $1.9 billion gas pipeline until there is a recognized government and peace in Afghanistan, Pakistan officials stated that the agreement between the nations is very close to being formalized....

1/12/1998 - Taliban Could Earn $100 Million Per Year Through Pipeline
The Taliban militia group in Afghanistan, which has banned women from working and going to school, would earn between $50 million and $100 million per year in revenues if an oil pipeline is built through Afghanistan by the U.S....

1/2/1998 - Taliban Leader Denounces Women's Freedom as "Obscene"
In response to United Nations demands that the Taliban ruling militia improve women's and girls' access to education in Afghanistan, Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar said that education for women "is a big infidel policy which gives such obscene freedom to women." Currently, the Taliban controls two-thirds of Afghanistan, and has banned women and girls from working, going to school, and leaving their homes without a close male relative....

12/31/1997 - Taliban Leader Denounces Women's Freedom as "Obscene"
In response to United Nations demands that the Taliban ruling militia improve women's and girls' access to education in Afghanistan, Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar said that education for women "is a big infidel policy which gives such obscene freedom to women." Currently, the Taliban controls two-thirds of Afghanistan, and has banned women and girls from working, going to school, and leaving their homes without a close male relative....

10/31/1997 - Maloney and Rohrabacher Plan Trip to Investigate Afghani Abuses
Representatives Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) are planning a trip to Afghanistan to investigate the situation of women's human rights....

10/27/1997 - U.S. Oil Company Has Largest Stake in Afghan Pipeline
U.S....

9/30/1997 - Taliban Detains Officials and Journalists in Afghanistan
Armed police of the Taliban extremist group arrested and detained European commissioner Emma Bonino and 18 other European representatives and journalists, including Christiane Amanpour of CNN, for allegedly making a videotape inside a Kabul women's hospital on September 29....

9/22/1997 - Taliban Ignores Poverty and Further Censors Media in Afghanistan
While widows in Kabul stand in line for food handouts and policemen beg at intersections, the Taliban extremist group in Afghanistan issued an edict banning foreign journalists from writing commentaries or analyses of the situation in Afghanistan....

9/19/1997 - Taliban Advances in Northern Afghanistan, Pushes for U.N. Seat
The Taliban extremist group in Afghanistan captured Hayratan, a northern town in Afghanistan, bringing them closer to another attack on Mazar-e-Sharif, the headquarters of Taliban opposition leaders....

9/1/1997 - U.N. Continues to Deny Taliban Afghan Seat
The international community continues to resist the Taliban's efforts to gain recognition as the official government of Afghanistan....

8/15/1997 - U.S. Suspends Operation of Afghan Embassy
The United States has decided to suspend operations indefinitely at the Afghan Embassy....

8/13/1997 - Taliban Still Seeking U.S. Recognition
Representatives of Afghanistan's fundamentalist Islamic Taliban militia have increased their efforts to gain U.S....

7/31/1997 - Groups Protest Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan
Women's rights and human rights activists, led by the Feminist Majority, protested the Taliban's policies of gender apartheid in Afghanistan in noontime pickets on Wednesday, July 30 at the Pakistani and Afghan embassies....

7/30/1997 - Feminist Majority Protests the Taliban's Violation of Afghan's Women's Rights
Women's organizations, international groups, and human rights groups condemned the atrocities committed against Afghan women by the Taliban at noon-time pickets, sponsored by the Feminist Majority, in front of the Pakistan and Afghanistan embassies on Thursday, July 30....

7/30/1997 - Feminist Majority Protests the Taliban's Violation of Afghan Women's Rights
Washington DC -- Women's, international, and human rights groups condemned the atrocities committed against Afghan women by the Taliban at noon-time pickets, sponsored by the Feminist Majority, in front of the Pakistan and Afghanistan embassies on Wednesday, July 30....

7/22/1997 - Taleban Imposes New Restrictions on Women in Afghanistan
The Taleban, an Islamic fundamentalist regime in Afghanistan, has imposed even greater restrictions on women....

3/31/1997 - Ella Maillart, Writer, Sportswoman and World Traveler and Photographer Dies at Age 94
Ella Maillart died at her mountain chalet in Chandolin, Switzerland on March 27th at the age of 94....

3/19/1997 - Women's Faces Corrupt Men, Says Taleban in Afghanistan
The extremist Islamic group controlling much of Afghanistan, the Taleban, ordered Kabul residents to paint their windows opaque so neighbors would not see women's faces inside the homes....