H.Res.281 - Commending and urging increased support for organizations led by Afghan women that are providing substantial education, health, and relief services during a time of humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan and in Afghan refugee areas in neighboring countries, and for the inclusion of women in any new government established in that nation.107th Congress (2001-2002)
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Introduced in House (11/07/2001)
Declares that the House of Representatives: (1) recognizes the grave humanitarian crisis that existed in Afghanistan before the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001, and that has since been exacerbated; (2) commends the heroic work of organizations led by Afghan women that have persevered during this time of crisis to assist vulnerable Afghan women and their families; (3) urges the Secretary of State to support, and the United Nations to provide funding to, these organizations in order to strengthen their ability to deliver services during this humanitarian crisis and to enhance their role in fostering a more civil society; (4) urges the President to direct the international coalition engaged in combating terrorism in Afghanistan to protect women's rights as it attempts to provide humanitarian relief to the Afghani people; and (5) urges the President to encourage any new government established in Afghanistan to include women as leaders and as full and active participants.