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Learn more about the AINA Afghan Media and Culture Center, which developed the training course for the filmmakers of AFGHANISTAN UNVEILED. Browse the site to find out more about projects such as the Women’s Film Group, Women’s Publication Group and Educational Mobile Cinema.

The Asia Foundation
The Asia Foundation—a non-governmental organization active in Asia since 1954—with funding from the U.S. Department of State, the Bureau for South Asian Affairs and the Office of Public Diplomacy, provided support for the AFGHANISTAN UNVEILED filmmakers’ training and covered the transportation costs for conducting their interviews around the country. Learn about the various training programs they administer throughout Asia.

CBC News In Depth: The Women of Afghanistan
For the first time in history, in 2004 Afghan women competed in the Olympic Games. CBS News explores the lives of Afghan women during and post-Taliban era. Read more about issues such as violence and security concerns and get links to related articles.

Women Waging Peace: Afghan Constitution a Partial Victory for Women
Written in January 2004 by the director of programs at Women for Afghan Women, this commentary discusses Afghanistan’s new constitution and its impact on women.

The San Francisco Chronicle: Afghanistan, through eyes of young women
Read an article about the making of AFGHANISTAN UNVEILED, including an interview with one of the filmmakers.

UN Commission: Situation of Women and Girls in Afghanistan
Written in 2003, this report from the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women provides an overview of the challenges faced by Afghan women and girls in the post-Taliban era.

United Nations Chronicle: School Bells from Bombshells
Read about Afghan women’s role in building peace in post-Taliban Afghanistan in this 2002 article.

Afghanistan Women: Academic Info
Get links to articles and sites pertaining to Afghan women in Taliban-era Afghanistan.

Afghan Women’s Network
A non-partisan network of women and women’s organizations, the AWN works “to empower Afghan women and ensure their equal participation in Afghan society.” Get recent news items and events involving Afghan women’s rights.

Women for Afghan Women
“WAW promotes the agency 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.” Find out more about this organization.

U.S.-Afghan Women’s Council
Comprised of leaders of government, business and the media from both Afghanistan and the U.S., the Council helped provide mentorship opportunities for the filmmakers of AFGHANISTAN UNVEILED. Learn more about its projects and initiatives.


Frontline/World: A House For Haji Baba
This PBS site profiles one American reporter’s work in the reconstruction of Afghanistan. Get facts and stats and read more about Afghan women’s issues.

Sarah Chayes Afghanistan Photo Gallery
View photos of Afghanistan by Sarah Chayes, the reporter featured in A House for Haji Baba. Presented by WBUR Boston’s NPR radio program The Connection.

P.O.V.: Afghanistan Year 1380
This PBS documentary captured life in Afghanistan in the months after September 2001, during the eve of the religious New Year of 1380. Visit the site to get links to resources and information on the country’s health crisis and hidden landmines.

United States Institute of Peace: Unfinished Business in Afghanistan
This special report details issues involved in the reconstruction of Afghanistan, including warlordism, lack of security and ethnic strife.

BBC News: In Depth: Afghanistan
Get links to the latest news in Afghanistan, in articles, pictures, profiles, audio and video.

BBC News: Timeline: Afghanistan
Read a chronology of key events in modern Afghanistan history, from 1919 to 2004, and browse links to relevant articles and audio clips.

World Health Organization: Afghanistan
Get the WHO’s recent statistics on Afghanistan: life expectancies, health conditions, health expenditures and legislation.

Lonely Planet World Guide: Afghanistan
Find out more about Afghan history and culture and view a country map.
Run by a group of Afghan students based in the Netherlands, this site features up-to-date news reports about Afghanistan by major news agencies.
Listen to Afghan music and audio programs 24 hours a day at this Toronto-based Internet radio station.

Afghan Daily
Part of the World News Network, this online news channel provides links to the region’s latest news.
Search breaking news on Afghanistan by topic, keyword and date.



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