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Subject: Afghanistan
From: Peter Birkett
Date: 16 Jan 2001 08:38:09 -0000


Please take two minutes to support a good cause.

Thanks

Peter


Auch wenn Ihr, wie ich, schon öfter unterschrieben habt: Ich finde, das kann
man
gar nicht oft genug!

Kerstin


Subject: Afganistan

> A war upon women
>
>
> Petition to United Nations
>
> Dear Friends:
>
> This is something that we as human beings need
> to support - I don't know if this is going to help but take 3
> >minutes
> out of your life to do your part.
>
> Madhu, the government of Afghanistan, is waging a war upon women. Since
> the Taliban took power in 1996, women have had to wear burqua and have
> been beaten and stoned in public for not having the proper attire, even
> if this means simply not having the mesh covering in front of their
> eyes.  One woman was beaten to death by an angry mob of fundamentalists
> for accidentally exposing her arm while she was drisving. Another was
> stoned to death for trying to leave the country with a man that was
> not a relative.
> Women are not allowed to work or even go out in public without a male
> relative; professional women such as professors, translators, doctors,
> lawyers, artists and writers have been forced from their jobs and
> stuffed into their homes.  Homes where a woman is present must have
> their windows painted so that she  can never be seen by outsiders.
> They must wear silent shoes so that they are never heard. Women live
> in fear of their lives for the slightest misbehavior.  Because they
> cannot work, those without male relatives or husbands are either
> starving to death or begging on the street, even if they hold Ph.D.s.
> Depression is becoming so widespread that it has reached
> emergency levels.  There is no way in such an extreme Islamic society to
>
> know the suicide rate with certainty, but relief workers are estimating
> that the suicide rate among women, who cannot find proper medication and
>
> treatment for severe depression and would rather take their lives
> than live in such conditions, has increased significantly.  There are
> almost no medical facilities available for women. At one of the rare
> hospitals for women, a reporter found still, nearly lifeless bodies
> lying
> motionless on top of beds, wrapped in their burqua, unwilling to
> speak, eat, or do anything, but slowly wasting away.  Others have gone
> mad and were seen crouched in corners, perpetually rocking or crying,
> most of them in fear. One doctor is considering, when what little
> edication that is left finally runs out, leaving these women in front of
>
> the president's residence as a form of protest.
>
> It is at the point where the term "human rights violations" has become
> an understatement.  Husbands have the power of life and death over
> their women relatives, especially their wives, but an angry mob has
> just as much right to stone or beat a woman, often to death, for
> exposing
> an inch of flesh or offending them in the slightest way.  Women
> enjoyed relative freedom, to work, dress generally as they wanted, and
> drive and appear in public alone until only 1996. The rapidity of this
> transition is the main reason for the depression and suicide; women who
> were once educators or doctors or simply used to basic human freedoms
> are
> now severely restricted and treated as subhuman in the name of right-
> wing fundamentalist Islam. It is not their tradition or 'culture,' but
> it
> is alien to them, and it is extreme even for those cultures where
> fundamentalism is the rule.
> Everyone has a right to a tolerable human existence, even if they are
> women in a Muslim country.  If we can threaten military force in Kosovo
> in the name of human rights for the sake of ethnic Albanians, citizens
> of the world can certainly express peaceful outrage at the oppression,
> murder and injustice committed against women by the Taliban.
>
>
>
> STATEMENT:
>
> In signing this, we agree that the current treatment of women in
> Afghanistan is completely UNACCEPTABLE and deserves action
> by the United Nations and that the current situation overseas will not
> be tolerated.
> Women's Rights is not a small issue anywhere, and it is UNACCEPTABLE.
> For women in 2000 to be treated as subhuman and so much as property.
> Equality and human decency is a RIGHT not a freedom, whether one lives
> in Afghanistan or elsewhere.
>
> 1) Suzanne Dathe, Grenoble, France
> 2) Laurence COMPARAT, Grenoble,France
> 3) Philippe MOTTE, Grenoble, France
> 4) Jok FERRAND, Mont St Martin, France
> 5) Emmanuelle PIGNOL, St Martin d'Heres, FRANCE
> 6) Marie GAUTHIER, Grenoble, FRANCE
> 7) Laurent VESCALO, Grenoble,FRANCE
> 8) Mathieu MOY, St Egreve, FRANCE
> 9) Bernard BLANCHET, Mont St Martin, FRANCE
> 10) Tassadite FAVRIE, Grenoble, FRANCE
> 11) Loic GODARD, St Ismier, FRANCE
> 12) Benedicte PASCAL, Grenoble, FRANCE
> 13) Khedaidja BENATIA, Grenoble, FRANCE
> 14) Marie-Therese LLORET, Grenoble,FRANCE
> 15) Benoit THEAU, Poitiers, FRANCE
> 16) Bruno CONSTANTIN, Poitiers, FRANCE
> 17) Christian COGNARD, Poitiers, FRANCE
> 18) Robert GARDETTE, Paris, FRANCE
> 19) Claude CHEVILLARD, Montpellier, FRANCE
> 20) gilles FREISS, Montpellier, FRANCE
> 21) Patrick AUGEREAU, Montpellier, FRANCE.
> 22) Jean IMBERT, Marseille, FRANCE
> 23) Jean-Claude MURAT, Toulouse, France
> 24) Anna BASSOLS, Barcelona, Spain
> 25) Mireia DUNACH, Barcelona, Spain
> 26) Michel VILLAZ, Grenoble, France
> 27) Pages Frederique, Dijon, France
> 28) Rodolphe FISCHMEISTER, Chatenay-Malabry, France
> 29) Francois BOUTEAU, Paris, France
> 30) Patrick PETER, Paris, France
> 31) Lorenza RADICI, Paris, France
> 32) Monika Siegenthaler, Bern, Switzerland
> 33) Mark Philp, Glasgow, Scotland
> 34) Tomas Andersson, Stockholm, Sweden
> 35) Jonas Eriksson, Stockholm, Sweden
> 36) Karin Eriksson, Stockholm, Sweden
> 37) Ake Ljung, Stockholm, Sweden
> 38) Carina Sedlmayer, Stockholm, Sweden
> 39) Rebecca Uddman, Stockholm, Sweden
> 40) Lena Skog, Stockholm, Sweden
> 41) Micael Folke, Stockholm, Sweden
> 42) Britt-Marie Folke, Stockholm, Sweden
> 43) Birgitta Schuberth, Stockholm, Sweden
> 44) Lena Dahl, Stockholm, Sweden
> 45) Ebba Karlsson, Stockholm, Sweden
> 46) Jessica Carlsson, Vaxjo, Sweden
> 47) Sara Blomquist, Vaxjo, Sweden
> 48) Magdalena Fosseus, Vaxjo, Sweden
> 49) Charlotta Langner, Goteborg,Sweden
> 50) Andrea Egedal, Goteborg, Sweden
> 51) Lena Persson, Stockholm, Sweden
> 52) Magnus Linder, Umea ,Sweden
> 53) Petra Olofsson, Umea, Sweden
> 54) Caroline Evenbom, Vaxjo, Sweden
> 55) Asa Pettersson, Grimsas, Sweden
> 56) Jessica Bjork, Grimsas, Sweden
> 57) Linda Ahlbom Goteborg, Sweden
> 58) Jenny Forsman, Boras, Sweden
> 59) Nina Gunnarson, Kinna, Sweden
> 60) Andrew Harrison, New Zealand
> 61) Bryre Murphy, New Zealand
> 62) Claire Lugton, New Zealand
> 63) Sarah Thornton, New Zealand
> 64) Rachel Eade, New Zealand
> 65) Magnus Hjert, London, UK
> 67) Madeleine Stamvik, Hurley, UK
> 68) Susanne Nowlan, Vermont, USA
> 69) Lotta Svenby, Malmoe, Sweden
> 70) Adina Giselsson, Malmoe, Sweden
> 71) Anders Kullman, Stockholm, Sweden
> 72) Rebecka Swane, Stockholm,Sweden
> 73) Jens Venge, Stockholm, Sweden
> 74) Catharina Ekdahl, Stockholm, Sweden
> 75) Nina Fylkegard, Stockholm, Sweden
> 76) Therese Stedman, Malmoe, Sweden
> 77) Jannica Lund, Stockholm, Sweden
> 78) Douglas Bratt
> 79) Mats Lofstrom, Stockholm, Sweden
> 80) Li Lindstrom, Sweden
> 81) Ursula Mueller, Sweden
> 82) Marianne Komstadius, Stockholm, Sweden
> 83) Peter Thyselius, Stockholm, Sweden
> 84) Gonzalo Oviedo, Quito, Ecuador
> 85) Amalia Romeo, Gland, Switzerland
> 86) Margarita Restrepo, Gland, Switzerland
> 87) Eliane Ruster, Crans p.C., Switzerland
> 88) Jennifer Bischoff-Elder, Hong Kong
> 89)Azita Lashgari, Beirut, Lebanon
> 90)Khashayar Ostovany, New York, USA
> 91)Lisa L Miller, Reno NV
> 92)Danielle Avazian, Los Angeles, CA
> 93) Sara Risher, Los Angeles, Ca.
> 94) Melanie London, New York, NY
> 95) Susan Brownstein , Los Angeles, CA
> 96) Steven Raspa, San Francisco, CA
> 97) Margot Duane, Ross, CA
> 98) Natasha Darnall, Los Angeles, CA
> 99) Candace Brower, Evanston, IL
> 100) James Kjelland, Evanston, IL
> 101) Michael Jampole, Beach Park, IL, USA
> 102) Diane Willis, Wilmette, IL, USA
> 103) Sharri Russell, Roanoke, VA, USA
> 104) Faye Cooley, Roanoke, VA, USA
> 105) Celeste Thompson, Round Rock, TX, USA
> 106) Sherry Stang, Pflugerville, TX, USA
> 107) Amy J. Singer, Pflugerville, TX USA
> 108) Milissa Bowen, Austin, TX USA
> 109) Michelle Jozwiak, Brenham, TX USA
> 110) Mary Orsted, College Station, TX USA
> 111) Janet Gardner, Dallas, TX USA
> 112) Marilyn Hollingsworth, Dallas, TX USA
> 113) Nancy Shamblin, Garland. TX USA
> 114) K. M. Mullen, Houston, TX - USA
> 115) Noreen Tolman, Houston, Texas - USA
> 116) Judy Bechtel, Merced, CA - USA
> 117) Delores Iliff, FL, USA
> 118) Nicole Propper, FL, USA
> 119) Bonnie LaChance, FL, USA
> 120) JoAnn Blades, FL, USA
> 121) Pam Blades, FL, USA
> 122) Louise Campbell, FL, USA
> 123) Marcy DeSanto, FL, USA
> 124) Donald Blades, FL,USA
> 125) Tom LaChance, FL, USA
> 126) Craig Huff, GA, USA
> 127) Karen Huff, FL, USA
> 128) Heather Huff, GA, USA
> 129) Franki Silcox GA, USA
> 130) Karin Horn, TX, USA
> 131) Lara Nelson, OH, USA
> 132) Beth Pilous, OH, USA
> 133) Sarah Clare, OH, USA
> 134) Carla Roth, OH, USA
> 135) Jenny Zukowski, MI, USA
> 136) Amanda Silic, MI, USA
> 137) Heather Gilroy, MD, USA
> 138) Kat Carrion, MD USA
> 139) Michelle Stryjewski, MD USA
> 140) Elizabeth H Stevens, OR, USA
> 141) Alice Stevens, OR, USA
> 142) Tyler R. Monzie/ OR/ USA
> 143) Allea Martin, OR, USA
> 145) Jose Tancuan, Or, USA
> 146) Akia Woods, OR USA
> 147) Bernie Gardent, OR, USA
> 148) Leslie Hall, OR, USA
> 149) Susan J. Woods, OR, USA
> 150 [Cegelnik, Dixie] , OR, USA
> 151 Susan Amburgey, OR, USA
> 152 Cindy Harboldt, OR, USA
> 153 Richard Rehm, CA, USA
> 154. Lyn Lindsay, CA, USA
> 155. Alma Gilligan, CA, USA
> 156. Maureen Lechwar, CA, USA
> 157. Leslie Morales, CA, USA
> 158. Marci Marcantonio, CA, USA
> 159. Jill Haskins, CA, USA
> 160. Jacqueline Gouly, CA, USA
> 161. Janet Talbott, CA, USA
> 162. Manjula Subbiah, CA, USA
> 163. Susan Duncan, CA, USA
> 164. Blanca E. Reynoso, CA, USA
> 165. Ruth C. Reynoso, Ca, USA
> 166. Phyllis H. Rawlins, Anaheim, CA, USA
> 167. Lori Rice, Naples, Italy
> 168. Mina Giovannitti, Las Vegas, USA (Turkey)
> 169. Fred Giovannitti, Las Vegas, USA
> 170. Noelle Brunelle, NV, USA
> 171. Kimberly A. Karl, NV, USA
> 172. Alana Segall, NV, USA
> 173. Mark Leonard, NV, USA
> 174. Nancy Leonard, NV, USA
> 175. Troy Leonard, NV, USA
> 176. Robert Mock AZ. USA
> 177. Patty Flanigan AZ, USA
> 178. William A Towne III, AZ, USA
> 179. Ellen J. Matheson, Los Angeles, CA, USA
> 180. Theresa Leets, Los Angeles, CA, USA
> 181. G. Ahou Soomekh, Los Angeles, CA, USA
> 182. Ronith Herman, El Paso, TX
> 183. Lauren R. Stein, PA, USA
> 184. Michelle F. King, PA, USA
> 185. Jere' Webb, CA, USA
> 186. Kim Anderson, CA USA
> 187. Kirsten Hinsdale, VA, USA
> 188. Ronald David, Wash, DC
> 189. Cheryl Barnes, Buffalo, NY
> 190. Dawne David, Wash DC, USA
> 191. Madhu Dutta New Delhi, India
> 192. Madhu Sen New Delhi, India
> 193. Alokparna, VA USA
> 194. Anjali Dasgupta, MS USA
> 195. Tilottama Brahmachari, NJ, USA
> 196. Chandrima Datta Ray, MS, USA
> 197. Jaydip Datta Ray, MS, USA
> 198. MarIa Florencia Vidano, MA, USA
> 199. Matteo Dufour,Genova, Italia
> 200. Francois Dufour, Lugano, Switzerland
> 201. Francesco Ricasoli, Firenze, Italia
> 202. Lena Larsson, Stockholm, Sweden
> 203. Katarina Wigle, Stockholm, Sweden
> 204. Petter ?berg, Stockholm, Sweden
> 205. Per-Anders Stensson, Uppsala, Sweden
> 206. Malin MArtensson, Uppsala, Sweden
> 207. Maria Carlstedt
> 208. Eli Cathrine Wilhelmsen, Uppsala, Sweden
> 209. AnnaMaria Billing, Uppsala, Sweden
> 210. Christina Molnar, Uppsala, Sweden
> 211. Christina Bergmark, Stockholm, Sweden
> 212. Katarina Mimmi SpAng, Stockholm, Sweden
> 213. M"rta Terese M-rnvik, Stockholm, Sweden
> 214. Sofi HAkansson, Malm-, Sweden
> 215. ?sa Grogarn Sol, G-teborg, Sweden
> 216. Anders Jonsson, G-teborg, Sweden
> 217. ?sa Ericsson, G-teborg, Sweden
> 218. Elna F leide Selle, Bergen, Norway
> 219. Brynjar Stautland, B mlo, Norway
> 220. Berte Figenschou Amundsen, Trondheim, Norway
> 221. Marte M rkved-Romstad, Oslo, Norway
> 222. Kjersti Forbregd, Trondheim, Norway
> 123. Inger Margrethe Torgersen, Oslo, Norway
> 224. Lisbeth Skogstrand, Oslo, Norway
> 225. Ragnhild Skogstrand, Stokmarknes, Norway
> 226. Hanne Husaas, Lier, Norway
> 227. Helena Wikstr-m, Lund, Sweden
> 228. Kimberly Rapport, Ca, USA
> 229. Kristie Bennett, San Jose, CA, USA
> 230. Debi Di Bias, Santa Monica, CA, USA
> 231. Whitney Allen, San Francisco, CA USA
> 232. Kaaren Shalom, Los Angeles, CA USA
> 233. Gretchen German, Los Angeles, CA USA
> 234. Susan Peretz, Los Angeles, CA USA
> 235. Caryn West, Los Angeles, CA. USA
> 236. Heather Juergensen, Los Angeles, CA USA
> 237. Camryn Manheim. Los Angeles, CA USA
> 238. Julianne Williams, Los Angeles, CA USA
> 239. Jenna Elfman, Los Angeles, CA USA
> 240. Rachel Smith, Los Angeles, CA USA
> 241. Matthew Ian Glass, Los Angeles, CA USA
> 242. Bret R. Howey, Los Angeles, CA USA
> 243. Tammy Terrenzi, Los Angeles, CA USA
> 244. Jocelyn Jones Watkins. Santa Monica, Calif, USA
> 245. Irene Dirmann, Clearwater Florida USA
> 246. Robin Karfo, Santa Monica, CA, USA
> 247. Monica Larissa Hershaft, Los Angeles, CA USA
> 248. Adrian Ursu. Los Angeles, CA USA
> 249. Tim Capaldi, Detroit, MI USA
> 250. Marisa Ozburn, Chicago, IL
> 251. Kristina Boos, Detroit, MI USA
> 252. Anne Monday, Detroit, MI USA
> 253. Tiffany Reese, Detroit, MI USA
> 254. Kim Huston, Detroit, MI USA
> 255. Denise LaPlante, Detroit, MI USA
> 256. Piper Paton Smith, Roseville, MI USA
> 257. Yvette Beebe, Northville, MI USA
> 258. Jody Harris, Redford, MI USA
> 259. Pat Kovach, Brighton, MI USA
> 260. Karyn Anderson, Singapore
> 261. Steve Schafer, MI USA
> 262. Sue Schafer, MI USA
> 263. Elizabeth T. LaBelle MI USA
> 264. Robert A. LaBelle MI USA
> 265. Faye M. Woodley, CO USA
> 266. Dan Woodley CO, USA
> 267. Dani Watkins CO, USA
> 268. Donna Royster CO, USA
> 269. Chuck Pitte CO, USA
> 270. Twila Eberly CO, USA
> 271. Sandy Reavey CO, USA
> 272. Carolee Laughton, CO, USA
> 273. Jeffrey Adams, CO, USA
> 274. Susan Conder, CO, USA
> 275. Kathryn Haley, CO, USA
> 276. Gloria Haley, CO, USA
> 277. Samatra Doyle, CO, USA
> 278. Janet Neary, CA, USA
> 279. Kelly Metzler, CA, USA
> 280. Elizabeth Anderson, MN, USA
> 281. Rinda West, IL, USA
> 282. Richard Kroth, IL, USA
> 283. Heather Driscoll, Chicago, IL, USA
> 284.Mariluz Adler, Venice,CA,USA
> 285. Marisol Adler, Venice,CA, USA
> 286. Petra Matouschek, Pasadena, CA, USA
> 287. Alina Wolff, Vienna, AUSTRIA
> 288. Angelika Brudniak, Vienna, AUSTRIA
> 289. Marie-Theres Holler, Vienna, AUSTRIA
> 290. Barbara Peretti, Salzburg, AUSTRIA
> 291. Susanne Gordon-Oberhofer, Salzburg, Austria
> 292. Karin Pernegger, Nantes, France
> 293. David Michael Clarke, Nantes, France
> 294. Heidi Nikolaisen, Bergen, Norway
> 295. Lise Johansen, Tromso, Norway
> 296. Jeff Rechenbach, Cleveland, Ohio USA
> 297. Susan C. Pisha, Portland, OR USA
> 298. Ms. Charlie M. Clint, Portland, OR USA
> 299. Beverly Wilson Thornburg, Denver, CO USA
> 300. Sue Lowe, Austin, TX USA
> 301. Cheyenne Weaver, Austin, TX USA
> 302. Christine Walsh, Seattle, WA USA
> 303. Olivia Vlcek, Seattle, WA USA
> 304. Jenny Sayward, Seattle, WA USA
> 305. Diane Ste. Marie, WA USA
> 306. Jane Langenes, Seattle, WA USA
> 307. Sharon Chambers, Seattle, WA USA
> 308. Jackie Jackman, Ill, USA
> 309. Marcia Patience, Chicago, IL USA
> 310. K. Heaton, Kansas, USA
> 311. T. L. Essig, Lees Summit, MO USA
> 312. Erica Bourgeois, Vancouver, BC Canada
> 313. Nicci Bergunder, Vancouver, BC Canada\
> 314. Chief Kim Baird, Tsawwassen, BC Canada
> 315. Leah George-Wilson, North Vancouver, BC Canada
> 316. Stefany Mathias, Vancouver, BC Canada
> 317. David DeLeary, Toronto, ON, Canada
> 318. Debra Goldblatt, Toronto, ON, CANADA
> 319. Kelly Lamb, Toronto, ON, Canada
> 320. Carla Roblin Pryce, Toronto, ON, Canada
> 321. Theresa Taylor, Toronto, ON, Canada
> 322.  Leah Taylor Roy, Boston, MA, USA
> 323.  Jan-Marie Gundacker, Bradley Beach, NJ, USA
> 324.  Jane Wyker, Rye, NY US
> 325.  Barbara Berdon, NY, USA
> 326.  Carol Rickard, Longboat Key, FL, USA
> 327.  Sally C. Mahofski, Sarasota, FL, USA
> 328.  Katharine Graham, Manchester, MA, USA
> 329.  Thaddeus Beal, Somerville, MA USA
> 330. Vreni Blatter, Olten, Switzerland
> 331. Christoph Blatter, Olten, Switzerland
> 332. Marcel Hermans, Amsterdam, Netherlands
> 333. Cornelia Blatter, Amsterdam, Netherlands
> 334. Shauna Church, Brooklyn, NY, USA
> 335.  Jill Enfield, NYC, NY, USA
> 336.  Barbara Bell, NYC, NY, USA
> 337. Betsy Chory, Los Angeles, CA  USA
> 338. Dody Dorn, Los Angeles, CA USA
> 339. Rica Linders, los Angeles, CA USA
> 340. Lisa Strömbeck, Tolånga, Sweden
> 341. Gitte Villesen, Copenhagen, Denmark
> 342. Kirsten Stoltmann, Chicago, USA
> 343. Pipilotti Rist, Zürich, switzerland
> 344. Tobias Rehberger, Germany
> 345. Jan-Willem Poels, NM USA
> 346. cleo campert, amsterdam holland
> 347. Liza May Post,Amsterdam, the netherlands.
> 348. Gijs Stork, Amsterdam, NL
> 349. Dick de Bruijn,Amsterdam,NL
> 350.  Laurent Delaye Gallery, London, England
> 351. Veronika Gruber, Vienna, Austria
> 352. Iris Kurat, Vienna, Austria
> 353. Elsa Koenig, Vienna, Austria
> 354. Christine Koenig, Vienna, Austria
> 355. Hildegund Bachler, Vienna, Austria
> 366. Sabina Mlejnek,Vienna,Austria
> 367. Dirk Fleischmann, frankfurt, germany
> 368. Andreas Birkle, Hamburg, Germany
> 369. Stefan Ilgner, Berlin, Germany
> 370. Christian Lemmerich, Freiburg, Germany
> 371. Eva Wiebel, Freiburg, Germany
  372. Stefanie Glaser, Calw, Germany
  373. Kerstin Hirlinger, Munich, Germany
  374. Peter Birkett, Munich Germany
>
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