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2/28/2005 - Afghanistan's Parliamentary Elections Delayed
The first post-Taliban parliamentary elections that were scheduled to take place in Afghanistan have been postponed due to security and logistical concerns....

1/11/2005 - Afghanistan's New Cabinet Includes Three Women
President Hamid Karzai recently announced twenty-seven ministers that will serve in his new Cabinet, including three women....

9/28/2004 - Representatives Question Security on Eve of Elections in Afghanistan
Members of the House International Relations Committee examined the deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan during a hearing on US security policy in Afghanistan last Thursday....

9/7/2004 - Candidates Begin Campaigning for Afghanistan's Presidential Elections
Despite threats from the Taliban to disrupt the upcoming elections in Afghanistan, campaigns for the first post-Taliban elections began today....

8/26/2004 - UN Warns of Increased Taliban Attacks and Calls for More Support
The United Nations mission to Afghanistan has warned that the Taliban and other extremist groups will likely increase their attacks before Afghanistan's presidential elections are to take place this October....

8/16/2004 - Afghan Woman Runs for President Despite Death Threats
Massouda Jalal, an Afghan woman who is one of the 18 candidates for President in Afghanistan, is determined to defeat President Karzai in the first post-Taliban elections that are scheduled to take place in October....

8/12/2004 - Deployment of Extra Peacekeeping Troops to Afghanistan Still Unclear
Earlier this week, the French and German-led military unit, Eurocorps, took command of NATO peacekeeping forces (ISAF) in Kabul....

7/28/2004 - At Least Two Killed at Polling Centers in Afghanistan, Aid Group Leaves
At least two people were killed, including a member of the Afghan election coordinating body, by an explosion at a polling center in Ghazni, Afghanistan....

7/8/2004 - Afghan Elections Postponed; Female Election Worker Killed
The first post-Taliban elections that were scheduled to take place in September have been delayed due to slow voter registration and insecurity created by Taliban-like militia and so-called warlords....

6/21/2004 - Two UN Elections Offices Attacked in Afghanistan
A United Nations Election Office located near Kabul, Afghanistan was attacked by rocket-propelled grenades early this morning....

6/4/2004 - Aid Workers Killed and Women Threatened in Afghanistan
Five humanitarian aid workers were killed a few months before the first elections in Afghanistan are to take place....

6/3/2004 - Representatives Raise Concerns About Lack of Security in Afghanistan
At yesterday's House International Relations Committee hearing on US policy in Afghanistan, several Representatives pressed for more security and reconstruction funding in Afghanistan....

5/14/2004 - Security Is Main Concern in Afghanistan
At a Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing on Afghanistan on Wednesday, several witnesses asserted that security is the main concern in Afghanistan....

4/6/2004 - More Afghan Women Registering to Vote; Registration Remains Low
A United Nations spokesperson has reported that the number of women registering for Afghanistan's upcoming elections has increased in the last two weeks....

3/29/2004 - Afghanistan's Elections Postponed Because of Security Concerns
The first post-Taliban elections in Afghanistan, which were scheduled to take place in June, have been postponed until September....

12/19/2002 - Donor Nations Give Afghan Government Control of Aid
In a significant shift in policy, donor nations yielded control of appropriating the pledged $1.24 billion to Afghanistans central government yesterday....

12/18/2002 - Donors Pledge $1.24 Billion to Afghanistan, Al-Qaeda Still Active
The United Nations (UN) issued a report yesterday stating that al-Qaeda has set up new training camps in eastern Afghanistan....

4/29/2002 - Hollywood Squares Helps Afghan Women
Many of the brightest women stars in film, television, and music gathered on the set of host Whoopi Goldbergs "Hollywood Squares" game show to tape a weeks worth of programs to benefit the Feminist Majority Foundations (FMF) Campaign to Help Afghan Women and Girls....

11/26/2001 - Afghan Women to Attend Bonn Talks
The Feminist Majority has received reports indicating that five women will attend the United Nations sponsored meeting of Afghan factions in Bonn, Germany tomorrow to discuss the political future of Afghanistan....

11/20/2001 - Bush Administration Declares Strong Support for Afghan Women
Stating that, The women of Afghanistan have been the backbone of Afghan society, Secretary of State Colin Powell yesterday called for the restoration of Afghan womens rights and for the inclusion of women in the reconstruction of post-Taliban Afghanistan....

11/19/2001 - Laura Bush Speaks on the Inclusion of Afghan Women in Reconstruction Process
On Saturday, for the first time in history, the first lady delivered the presidential radio address to the nation....

11/15/2001 - Afghan Women: Solution for Afghanistan's Future
By Eleanor Smeal Feminists have succeeded in drawing the world's attention to the fact that women have been the first victims of the Taliban....

11/6/2001 - Senator Reid Speaks Out for Afghan Women
Senate Majority Whip Harry Reid (D-NV) spoke candidly on the Senate floor yesterday about the suffering of Afghan women under the Taliban and urged the U.S....

11/1/2001 - UN Meets with Afghan Women on Reconstruction Process
Lakhdar Brahimi, the United Nations Special Representative for Afghanistan, met with Afghan women in Pakistan yesterday to discuss the reconstruction of post-Taliban Afghanistan....

10/31/2001 - Human Rights Report: Afghan Women Cannot Be Ignored During War
Human Rights Watch, the largest human rights organization based in the United States, released a new report this week further documenting human rights abuses against women in Afghanistan and urging that womens human rights be restored during the reconstruction of post-Taliban Afghanistan....