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1/19/2010 Two Women Karzai Nominees Rejected
The Afghan parliament rejected more than half of President Karzai's cabinet nominees, including two women, late last week....
9/13/2004 Aid Offices Attacked After Karzai Fires Warlord Governor
Aid workers fled a Western city of Afghanistan after four United Nations offices and an Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission office were violently attacked and burned down....
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)....
10/2/2003 House Arrest Continues for Suu Kyi in Burma
The United Nations special envoy Razali Ismail failed to persuade Burma's military junta to release detained pro-democracy leader Aung Sun Suu Kyi....
6/13/2003 Burmese Democratic Leader Uninjured After Attack
A United Nations envoy reports that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the leading pro-democracy leader in Burma, is without injuries after she and her traveling convoy were violently attacked on May 30....
6/9/2003 Burma's Pro-Democracy Leader Suu Kyi Attacked, Arrested
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the leading pro-democracy leader in Burma, and her political party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), were violently attacked on May 30 while her convoy was touring a town about 25 miles from the capital....
3/19/2003 Afghan Human Rights Office Opens in Herat; Gender Advocacy, Security Needed
The Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission, led by former women's affairs minister Dr Sima Samar, opened its Herat office today—the first beyond Kabul....
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....
1/17/2003 Afghan Women Face New Educational Restrictions
Human Rights Watch (HRW) yesterday reported that in Afghanistan’s Herat province, new restrictions on female education have been introduced, prohibiting men from teaching girls and women in private and imposing strict gender segregation in all schools....
1/13/2003 Afghanistan Joins ICC, Stability Remains Key Concern
Afghanistan today announced its decision to join the International Criminal Court (ICC), signaling the government’s increased efforts to weaken the power of feuding warlords, reported the Reuters English News Service....
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....
12/2/2002 Bonn Summit Convenes Despite Unstable Conditions in Afghanistan
Amidst continued fighting between warring factions in western Afghanistan, Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Monday underscored his nation’s struggle to achieve self-sufficiency and broader security, appealing for increased international assistance to strengthen security throughout the country....
11/6/2002 Rights Group Urges Peace Troop Expansion in Afghanistan
A major human rights group released a report yesterday outlining the continued violence and instability in Afghanistan....
6/13/2002 Afghanistan: Karzai Elected as Next Head of State
In secret ballot elections held late Thursday, Afghanistan’s national assembly—the loya jirga—selected current interim leader Hamid Karzai as the next head of state, serving until the 2004 elections....
2/5/2002 Biden Calls for U.S. Peacekeeping Force in Afghanistan
Senator Joseph Biden (D-DE), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, continued to urge the Bush Administration to deploy peacekeeping troops into Afghanistan to ensure the success of the new government....
11/21/2001 Afghan Women Demand Rights In Kabul and Herat
Hundreds of women and girls took to the streets in Kabul to demand the right to work, the right to education, and the right to political representation....
10/13/1998 Shots Fired at Female Afghan Journalist in Pakistan
The life of a female Afghan journalist was threatened Monday, October 5, at night in Peshawar, Pakistan when two unidentified assailants fired shots at her....
2/13/1998 Egyptian Health Minister Defends Female Circumcision Ban
Egyptian Health Minister Ismail Sallam criticized Moslem fundamentalists for opposing Egypt’s ban on female circumcision....
7/14/1997 Egypt Continues Ban on Genital Mutilation
Health Minister Ismail Awadallah Salaam announced on July 11, 1997 that the Egyptian health authorities will continue to enforce a ban on female genital mutilation despite a June 24 court ruling against the ban....
7/14/1997 Egypt Continues Ban on Genital Mutilation
Health Minister Ismail Awadallah Salaam announced on July 11, 1997 that the Egyptian health authorities will continue to enforce a ban on female genital mutilation despite a June 24 court ruling against the ban....
12/4/1996 Despite Egypt Ban, Female Genital Mutilation Continues
A ban passed in Egypt on female genital mutilation (FGM) in July of 1996, has yet to take affect in most Egyptian cities....


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