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Abdul Hakim Mujahid, the newly appointed Taliban permanent envoy-designate to the United Nations has said Taliban has prepared a letter of credential and intends to forcefully plead a case at the UN Credential Committee meeting. "It is unfair to deprive Taliban of their right to represent Afghanistan in the United Nations despite the fact they control more than 90 per cent of Afghan territory including the capital Kabul," he said. 

The de jure recognition of Taliban by the international community would pave the way to the lucrative oil deals and ensure the enormous wealth of extreme fundamentalists who are depriving women of their human rights. If governments recognise Taliban they will be condoning the most appalling and wide-spread human rights violations in any country in the world.

PLEDGE WALLS AND PUBLIC SIGNINGS

 
SIGN THE WOMENAID INTERNATIONAL 
LIVING SHADOWS CAMPAIGN PETITION

Take Action - Send all signatures collected to WomenAid International for presentation to Mary Robinson, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.  Photocopy the WomenAid International petition form and build a 'Pledge Wall' in your village, town, city, university, college school - the possibilities are endless. Contact your local dignitaries and obtain their commitment and support. Get your local paper to promote and cover a public signing event. 

 

MESSAGE OF SUPPORT

 

Take Action - Email WomenAid your personal 
MESSAGE OF SUPPORT
 

to the Women of Afghanistan

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LETTER WRITING ACTION

 

Take Action  - Write letters incorporating the outlined points to the following: - 

WRITE TO 
THE UN SECRETARY-GENERAL REQUESTING THE UNITED NATIONS:

  • Withholds recognition of the Taliban as the responsible government of Afghanistan on the basis of the Taliban record of human rights violations against women.

  • Reminds all governments of the Universality of Human Rights, the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, the Beijing Platform of Action and the responsibility of all governments to defend the human rights of individuals.

  • Demonstrate clearly and unequivocally its commitment to pursue human rights for all.

                  ADDRESS:    Kofi Annan, Secretary-General, United Nations,         
New York, NY 10017, USA

 

WRITE TO 
THE TALIBAN SUPREME LEADER INVITING THE TALIBAN TO:

  • Recognise the Universality of Human Rights and to rescind Taliban decrees which deny the basic human rights of Afghan women and girls

         ADDRESS:   Mulla Muhammad Omar, Supreme Leader of the Taliban, 
Kabul, Afghanistan.

 

WRITE TO 
THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 
REQUESTING THE US GOVERNMENT TO:

  • Withhold recognition of the Taliban as the responsible government of Afghanistan on the basis of the Taliban record of human rights violations against women and to use its influence to prevent recognition of Taliban by other governments so long as gender discrimination is imposed in Afghanistan. As a signatory to the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women to honour its responsibility to promote the human rights of women

  • Prevent US oil companies negotiating any oil pipeline arrangements with the Taliban representatives until the human rights of Afghan women are recognised.

ADDRESS:    The President of the United States of America, 
The White House,  1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, 
Washington D.C. 20500

or

     His Excellency, The American Ambassador, 
The American Embassy, 24 Grosvenor Square, London W1

 

WRITE TO 
THE BRITISH FOREIGN SECRETARY REQUESTING THE UK GOVERNMENT:

  • Withhold recognition of Taliban as the government of Afghanistan and to use its influence to prevent recognition of Taliban by other governments so long as gender discrimination is imposed in Afghanistan.

  • Honours its commitment to the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women and the Beijing Platform of Action and its responsibility to promote human rights for all women

  • Demonstrate clearly and unequivocally its commitment to pursue human rights for all.

ADDRESS:  Rt. Hon. Robin Cook, MP, 
Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs, 
Foreign & Commonwealth Office, King Charles Street, London SW1A 2AH

 

WRITE TO 
THE GOVERNMENTS OF PAKISTAN, SAUDI ARABIA AND THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES REQUESTING EACH GOVERNMENT:

  • Reconsider its recognition of the Taliban as the government of Afghanistan on the basis of the Taliban record of human rights violations against women.

        ADDRESS: The President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan,  
Presidential Secretariat, Islamabad, Pakistan
or
H.E. The Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan,  
35-36 Lowndes Square, London SW1X 9JN

ADDRESS: H.E. The Ambassador of Saudi Arabia, 
The Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, 

30 Charles Street, Mayfair, London W1X 7PM

           ADDRESS:  The President of the United Arab Emirates,              
Presidential Court, P.O. Box 280, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
or
H.E. The Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates,         
30 Princes Gate, London SW7 1PT


WRITE TO 
THE PRESIDENT OF THE ARGENTINE REQUESTING THE ARGENTINE GOVERNMENT:

  • Withhold recognition of the Taliban as the responsible government of Afghanistan on the basis of the Taliban record of human rights violations against women and to use its influence to prevent recognition of Taliban by other governments so long as gender discrimination is imposed in Afghanistan.

  • Honour its commitment to the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women and its responsibility to promote human rights for all.

  • Prevents Argentinian oil companies negotiating any oil pipeline arrangements with the Taliban representatives until the human rights of Afghan women are recognised.

           ADDRESS: The President of the Argentine Republic, Balcarce 50, 
CP 1064, Capital Federal, Buenos Aires, Argentina
or
H.E. The Ambassador of the Argentine Republic, 
65 Brook Street, London W1Y 1YE

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