Campaign for Afghan Women & Girls
- Increase and monitor the provision of emergency and reconstruction assistance to women and girls
- Support Afghan women-led non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the Afghan Ministry for Women's Affairs, and the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission
- Increase security and safety for Afghan people, especially women and girls
- Promote women's rights, healthcare, and education
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December 1, 2009 - Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority Foundation joined Women for Afghan Women in a press conference, on the same day President Obama is announcing the new US policies for Afghanistan and Pakistan, to keep in focus the plight of Afghan women and girls. See Press Release.
March 27, 2009 - Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority Foundation, announced the launching of an expanded campaign, chaired by Mavis Leno and supported by many women’s organizations, leaders and celebrities to help Afghan women and girls and to ensure they will not be forgotten. See 03-27-09 Press Release.
Over 500 college students from 38 states and 145 colleges were briefed during the weekend of March 20, 2009 by Dr. Sima Samar, Chair of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission, on the disastrous current conditions for Afghan women and girls. Hundreds of girls’ schools have been destroyed. Teachers have been murdered – some right in front of their students. Girls have had acid thrown in their faces on their way to or from school. One 75 year-old woman was nailed to a tree and killed for "collaborating" with the government and the US; another woman was beheaded. Those terrorizing the girls and women are Taliban or "warlords," who are principally drug traffickers, with known records of human rights abuse.