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.

Nov 20
2001

The website americanforests.org reported that Meryl Streep can now be heard narrating public service announcements for AMERICAN FORESTS, the nation’s oldest nonprofit conservation organization and a world leader in planting trees for environmental restoration. The new PSAs are currently airing on ABC, CBS, HGTV, Animal Planet, and dozens of local network television affiliates and cable companies across the United States. Streep recently recorded the PSAs while she was in New York City, appearing in a theater production in Central Park.

Oct 23
1999

A concert with a purpose brought stars of rock, soul, blues and country music to a giant tent on the White House lawn Saturday to support the cause of bringing music back to cash-starved schools around the country. The stars who did the introducing involved another roster of stars: Meryl Streep, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kevin Spacey and Robert De Niro