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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....

3/10/1997 - Afghan University Stays Closed to Women
In Afghanistans capital, Kabul University reopened on March 9 after being closed by the Islamic militia Talibans takeover of the city in September....

2/24/1997 - Saudi Arabia Funds Taliban in Afghanistan
The fundamentalist regime in Saudi Arabia continues to monetarily support the Islamic Fundamentalist regime Taliban in its quest to occupy more land....

2/24/1997 - Saudi Arabia Funds Taliban in Afghanistan
The fundamentalist regime in Saudi Arabia continues to monetarily support the Islamic Fundamentalist regime Taliban in its quest to occupy more land....

1/17/1997 - Afghan Woman Beaten for Having Bare Ankles
Taliban militants in Kabul, Afghanistan beat a woman with a belt on the street as a crowd watched, witnesses said on January 16....

12/6/1996 - Clinton Names Albright First Female Secretary of State
President Clinton named U.N....