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10/25/2001 - Women Senators Step Up Fight for Afghan Women
Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) successfully won passage of an amendment to the Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill calling for the inclusion of Afghan women in the reconstruction of Afghanistan, giving women a voice in the establishment of a new Afghan government....

10/24/2001 - Afghans Meet in Pakistan to Discuss Post-Taliban Future
The Assembly for Peace and National Unity in Afghanistan met today in Peshawar, Pakistan to discuss future leadership of a new Afghan government once U.S.-led strikes end....

10/19/2001 - Former Afghan King Supports Taliban Role in New Government
Afghanistan's former king Mohammed Zahir Shah has agreed that moderate factions of the Taliban should play a decision-making role in the re-formation of Afghan government....

10/17/2001 - Pakistan: Taliban Should Have Role in Afghan Reconstruction
Claiming that, One knows for sure there are many moderate elements within the Taliban communities, Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, during Secretary of State Colin Powells visit to Pakistan yesterday, suggested that so-called moderate factions of the Taliban should play a role in the formation of a new Afghan government....

10/16/2001 - Powell Considers Post-Taliban Afghanistan
Secretary of State Colin Powell met with Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf to discuss, among other issues, the future of Afghanistan if the Taliban is ousted as a result of the U.S.-led war on terrorism....

10/15/2001 - Afghans View U.S. Intervention with Optimism
An eyewitness to the bombings in Kabul reported that Afghans greeted the U.S.-led military strikes in Afghanistan with silent enthusiasm....

10/11/2001 - Smeal Testifies on Behalf of Afghan Women Urges Aid, Restoration of Rights, and Democracy
Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority and the Feminist Majority Foundation, testified before the U.S....

10/11/2001 - Fate of Post-Taliban Afghanistan Uncertain
After negotiations with U.S....

10/10/2001 - Congressional Testimony of E. Smeal on the Plight of Afghan Women - Part III
<< Part II We cannot be fooled by those who would use culture and religion as an excuse for the marginalization or exclusion of women in the reconstruction of Afghanistan....

10/10/2001 - Afghan Women Press for Restoration of Rights
As the U.S.-led war on terrorism ensues, Afghan and U.S....

10/10/2001 - Smeal Testifies on Behalf of Afghan Women Urges Aid, Restoration of Rights, and Democracy
Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority and the Feminist Majority Foundation, testified before the U.S....

10/9/2001 - Afghan Women Refugees in Continued Crisis
Acknowledging a healthcare crisis for Afghan women refugees, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has requested $4.5 million for donor countries to provide refugees with reproductive healthcare services including services intended to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)....

10/5/2001 - Many Vie for Control over Post-Taliban Afghanistan; Womens Lives Hang in the Balance
Already in the media, debate has begun about what and who would constitute a post-Taliban Afghan government....

9/17/2001 - Humanitarian Crisis for Afghan Women and Children Worsens
Before September 11th, the plight of hundreds of thousands of Afghan women and girls in Pakistan and Afghanistan was deplorable....

7/6/2000 - Clinton Signs U.N. Protocols to the Convention on the Rights of the Child; Conservative Senate Leaders Continue to Block Ratification
On July 5th President Clinton signed two United Nations (U.N.) documents that protect the role of children in armed conflict, sex trafficking and slavery....

5/9/2000 - Hearing Begins on Afghans' Appeal of Asylum Denial
Thirty-eight Afghan passengers from a jet hijacked in February who were denied asylum in Britain by Home Secretary Jack Straw began their appeal yesterday....