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12/18/2003 - Afghan Woman Loya Jirga Delegate Under UN Protection
Facing threats after she spoke out the appointment of mujahideen commanders to committee chair positions at Afghanistan's Loya Jirga, Malalai Joya, a delegate from Farah Province, was placed under United Nations' protection....

10/31/2003 - New Afghan Constitution Threatened By Violence and Intimidation
A major human rights group, Human Rights Watch (HRW), sent an open letter to Afghan President Hamid Karzai urging him to take action to end the recent attacks and intimidation associated with the election process for the upcoming loya jirga (general assembly)....

10/27/2003 - Group Urges Priority for Women's and Human Rights in Afghan Constitution
A leading human rights organization is urging that Afghanistan's new constitution include support for women's and human rights....

10/14/2003 - UN Adopts Resolution to Expand Peacekeeping in Afghanistan
The United Nations Security Council has given NATO approval to expand its peacekeeping mission beyond Kabul....

9/24/2003 - Senator Raises Concerns For Women In Afghanistan
At today's Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on the $87 billion supplemental for Iraq and Afghanistan, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) raised concerns about vulnerable populations in Afghanistan and Iraq, including women....

9/4/2003 - Afghanistan: Another School Attacked, Girls' Teachers Threatened
A coed elementary school was set on fire on Tuesday, and leaflets were distributed saying that girls should not be allowed to go to school....

8/8/2003 - Afghanistan: Troubles Persist, NATO to Assume Control of ISAF
As the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) readies to take control of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) on Monday, Afghanistan continues to struggle amidst growing attacks on aid workers and law enforcement officers in its provinces....

7/21/2003 - Senate Committee Approves Funding Earmarks for Afghan Women
The Senate Appropriations Committee last week approved an $18.2 billion FY 2004 Foreign Operations package, which included $600 million for humanitarian and reconstruction assistance in Afghanistan....

6/20/2003 - Afghanistan: Hearing Calls for Expansion of Peacekeeping Troops
At a House hearing held yesterday on Afghanistan's reconstruction, Representative Tom Lantos (D-CA) called upon NATO, which recently agreed to take over the 4,500 person peacekeeping force in Afghanistan (ISAF), to double the size of ISAF....

6/9/2003 - Afghanistan: Peace Troops Attacked
Underscoring the lack of security in Afghanistan, four German peacekeeping troops were killed on Saturday in an explosion that wounded 31 others....

6/6/2003 - Activists, Senators Ask, "Where's the Marshall Plan for Afghanistan?"
Dozens of activists from women's rights and human rights groups filled a Senate hearing room yesterday wearing bright yellow stickers that read "Afghanistan: Where's the Marshall Plan?" Andrew Natsios, USAID administrator, testified before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Foreign Operations on the President's budget for 2004. In his opening remarks, Ranking Committee Member Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) stated, "In Afghanistan, President Bush said we need a Marshall Plan....

6/5/2003 - Afghanistan: Threats Against Citizens for Political Views Rise
A recent rise in threats against Afghan citizens for expressing their views on the country's draft constitution is a cause for concern, according to the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) and the United Nations....

5/30/2003 - Karzai Calls for an Extra $15 Billion for Afghanistan's Reconstruction
Hamid Karzai, the interim President of Afghanistan, called for an extra $15 billion from the West for his country's reconstruction....

5/23/2003 - Afghanistan: Voter Registration to Begin by September
Afghanistan plans to begin voter registration for the 2004 elections this September....

4/14/2003 - Afghanistan: Country Struggles as Reconstruction Efforts Begin in Iraq
While the United States Office for the Reconstruction of Iraq sent teams to Iraq to establish offices in various parts of the country this week, Afghanistan continues to struggle for resources and security to make possible the rebuilding of its government and its country....

4/4/2003 - Afghanistan: Constitution in the Works, Fighting Persists
An eight-member committee created last October to write a new constitution for Afghanistan submitted a draft last week to President Hamid Karzai, reported the Associated Press....

3/14/2003 - Afghanistan: Dire Conditions, Urgent Needs Still
At a two-day conference this week in Kabul, Afghan President Hamid Karzai told international donors his countrys reconstruction may now cost as much as US$15 billion to US$20 billion, according to new estimates....

3/11/2003 - Security, Education Top Priorities for Afghan Women
Women participating in a videoconference today from Kabul, Afghanistan, listed security and education as the top two priorities for Afghan women, even as several local officials and a translator were killed in explosions in Kabul and Kandahar....

2/27/2003 - Karzai Urges US to Remember Afghanistan
At a hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee yesterday, Afghan President Hamid Karzai testified on post-conflict Afghanistan....

2/4/2003 - Afghanistan: Criticism Builds as Possible War with Iraq Looms
UN officials are growing increasingly concerned that a war with Iraq could have severe consequences on humanitarian efforts elsewhere, particularly in Afghanistan, Angola, and the Ivory Coast, reported the BBC....

1/13/2003 - Afghanistan Joins ICC, Stability Remains Key Concern
Afghanistan today announced its decision to join the International Criminal Court (ICC), signaling the governments increased efforts to weaken the power of feuding warlords, reported the Reuters English News Service....

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....

12/17/2002 - HRW Report: Afghan Women Still Facing Oppression
A leading human rights group released a report today showing continued repression of women and girls in western Afghanistan....

11/14/2002 - One Year After Taliban, Afghanistan Still Struggling
Despite some improvements in the quality of life in Afghanistan one year after the Taliban fell, especially for women, there are still many challenges facing the war-torn country....