We the undersigned representatives of Muslim women’s organizations concerned about the negative media reports of the apparent transgressions and abuses against our Muslim sisters in Afghanistan.

Wish To:

Ask the leadership of the Taliban to clarify their position on the status and role of Afghan women in society.

Recall That:

Fourteen centuries ago Islam liberated women and guaranteed them dignity and full rights to participate in the building and well-being of their communities at all levels.

The right of women to work outside
The seizure of power by the Taliban has reduced the Afghan capital to a ghost city. Half of the men are out of work, the women find themselves forbidden from the work place. To top it all, winter is particularly trying.
Four girls’ schools in Afghanistan were attacked this weekend—two were hit by rockets and two were set on fire, Reuters reports.
Response from Nasrine Abou-Bakre Gross, Afghan Women's Rights Activist and Negar Member, to the article of July 31, 2002 entitled 'US-Grown Feminist's Pace of Reform Riles Afghan Women', of which she was the subject.
Report of the Secretary-General on the situation of women and girls in the territories occupied by Afghan armed groups, submitted in accordance with Sub-Commission resolution 2001/15.
Afghan women at risk if international community leaves job half done.
Sima Samar, former women's affairs minister, fears for her safety.
A new human rights commission for Afghanistan will not stint in its pursuit of warlords accused of committing abuses over 23 years of conflict, the deputy chairwoman of the interim government said on Saturday.
In January, Hamid Karzai, chairman of the Afghan interim administration, quietly signed the "Declaration of Essential Rights of Afghan Women."
Herat, just 120 kilometres from the Iranian border and the former centre of several glittering Central Asian civilizations, is now the site of a tense stand-off between Iran and the U.S.
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