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Week of 3.2.07

Film Clips: Enemies of Happiness

Banished from the Loya Jirga

Malalai Joya's addresses the Loya Jirga (Constitutional Assembly) and calls for the prosecution of warlords present at the meeting. She is instantly expelled from the Assembly.

Urging Women to Vote

Eight days before the first democratic elections in 35 years Joya ventures out with a security team to urge women to cast their vote.

A 13-year-old Girl's Cry for Help

A tearful Rahela talks of both her family and herself being threatened by an older man looking to marry her against her wishes.

A Historic Election Day

Amid tight security, Malalia Joya is elected to Parliament as its youngest member. Women are elected to 28 percent of the 249 parliamentary seats.