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U.S. Support for Afghan Women, Children, and Refugees
2002
  

2002

U.S. Support for Afghan Women, Children, and Refugees

On July 12, 2002, the Department of State released its first report to Congress on U.S. support for Afghan women, children, and refugees.  This report is mandated by the Afghan Women and Children Relief Act of 2001, and follow-up reports will be released on an annual basis. 

U.S. policies and programs in Afghanistan are placed in larger regional and historical perspective. The job of reconstructing Afghanistan and reclaiming the fate of 15 million women and children has only just begun, yet the report to Congress shows a solid beginning to the process.  It describes the magnitude of reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan, especially in the political and day-to-day areas of life for women, children, and refugees.  In addition to the many individual initiatives targeted for women, children, and refugees, the reconstruction program as a whole deliberately includes women as direct planners, implementers, and beneficiaries.

The report also includes a matrix with specific information about each project's scope, funding, and implementing partners. 

--  1. Introduction: The Role of Women's Issues in Afghan Reconstruction
--  2. Overall Situation in Afghanistan
--  3. Situation of Women and Children in Afghanistan
--  4. U.S. Support for Afghan Women and Children: Survey of Current Activities
--  5. Proposed U.S. Support for Afghan Women and Children: Near-Term Future Plans
--  6. U.S. Support for Afghan Children: Targeted Programs and Accomplishments
--  7. U.S. Support for Afghan Refugees: Targeted Programs and Accomplishments
--  8. Conclusion: Results So Far, Challenges Ahead
--  First Report to Congress on U.S. Support for Afghan Women, Children, and Refugees (PDF)
--  Matrix Legend: U.S. Support for Afghan Women, Children, and Refugees
--  Matrix: U.S. Support for Afghan Women, Children, and Refugees (PDF)

  
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