Dec 20
2001

Afghan Women’s Summit delegates’ meeting with the United Nations Security Council urged that aid to Afghanistan be sent on condition of improving women’s rights. Shafiqa Habibi was head of the Women’s Radio and Television Broadcast Organization until the Taliban came to power. Meryl Streep joined the news conference to lend support, saying ina statement,

These women are strong and courageous, and their leadership and commitment are inspiring to all of us.