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August 1st, 2006
Flying Down to Kabul
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Afghanistan Country Situation

Kærn walks toward a U.S. military cargo plane that will take her out of Afghanistan and signifies the end of her project.

Credit: Cosmo Film Doc

Library of Congress Country Study: Afghanistan
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/aftoc.html
Reference and statistical information on history, geography, culture, and political conditions in Afghanistan.

U.S. Department of State
http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/5380.htm
U.S. State Deptartment site containing current statistics and the history of Afghanistan.

Human Rights Watch
http://hrw.org/doc/?t=asia&c=afghan
Contains several reports about current human rights developments in Afghanistan, many of which focus on women and education.

THE AFGHAN DAILY
http://www.afghandaily.com
A compendium by the World News Network of current news articles about Afghanistan.

KABUL PRESS
http://kabulpress.org/English.htm
Afghan news site available in multiple languages, including English.

Women in Afghanistan

Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA)

http://www.rawa.org
Founded in 1977, RAWA is a women’s rights organization based in Afghanistan.

Women for Afghan Women
http://www.womenforafghanwomen.org
Women for Afghan Women is an organization of Afghan and non-Afghan women from the New York area who are committed to ensuring the human rights of Afghan women around the world.

WAW promotes the promotion of local Afghan women through the creation of safe forums where Afghan women can network, develop programs to meet their specific needs, and participate in human rights advocacy in the international sphere.

The Beauty Academy of Kabul
http://www.beautyacademyofkabul.com
A group of American hairdressers head to Afghanistan to open the country’s first post-Taliban beauty school.

“Afghanistan Should Make Room for its Female Leaders,” by Isobel Coleman
http://www.cfr.org/publication/10531/afghanistan_should_make_room_for_its_female_leaders.html
A compelling CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR op-ed about the current status of women in Afghanistan and the political steps that should be taken to stengthen the role on women in Afghan society.

A female fighter pilot for the Turkish military.

Credit: Cosmo Film Doc

Women in Flight

The Ninety-Nines
http://www.ninety-nines.org
Web site for the International Organization of Women Pilots, founded in 1929 by 99 licensed women pilots for the mutual support and advancement of aviation.

International Women’s Air & Space Museum
http://www.iwasm.org
Located in Cleveland, Ohio, the museum is a repository of information about women in aviation and space.

Women in Aviation, International
http://www.wai.org
WAI provides resources to assist women in aviation, conducts educational outreach programs, and promotes public understanding of the accomplishments and contributions of women in flight.

NASA: Women’s Achievements in Air and Space Special Exhibit

http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/women_gallery/sitemap.htm
Features a virtual tour of a special NASA exhibit about the history of women in aviation.

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