Afghanistan: Key Issues for Congressional Oversight
US Government Accountability Office, Report to Congressional Committees, April 2009
Afghanistan 2009 Humanitarian Action Plan
United Nations, 2009
UNIFEM Afghanistan Fact Sheet
Economic and Social Rights in Afghanistan, II
Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission, August 2007
Lessons in Terror: Attacks on Education in Afghanistan
Human Rights Watch, July 2006
The Situation in Afghanistan and its implications for international peace and security
United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), March 2006
Afghan Election Diary
Human Rights Watch—This site contains daily posting, photos, and audio clips regarding the 2005 Afghan parliamentary elections.
Afghanistan Reconstruction: Despite Some Progress, Deteriorating Security and Other Obstacles Continue to Threaten Achievement of U.S. Goals
United States Government Accountability Office (GAO), July 2005.
NGO Insecurity in Afghanistan
Afghanistan NGO Safety Office (ANSO) and CARE in May 2005.
United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)
UNAMA was established on March 28, 2002 through United Nations Security Council, UNAMA's mandate includes providing political and strategic advice for the peace process; assisting Afghanistan's government towards implementation of the Afghanistan Compact; promoting human rights; and continuing to manage all UN humanitarian relief, recovery, reconstruction and development activities in coordination with the government.
UNICEF's Afghanistan profile provides news and statistics regarding the lives of Afghan children.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
USAID is an independent agency of the federal government that provides economic, development and humanitarian assistance around the world in support of the foreign policy goals of the United States .
Afghan Women's Network
The Afghan Women's Network is a non-partisan network of women and women-led NGOs working to empower women and ensure their equal participation in Afghan society.
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Afghanistan
UNFPA is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. The goal of this program is to contribute to enhancing the quality of life of the people in Afghanistan through improved reproductive health, gender equability and women's empowerment.
CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. The website provides a country profile and CARE's Afghanistan project information.
International Crisis Group
The International Crisis Group (ICG) is an independent, non-profit, multinational organization, with over 100 staff members on five continents, working through field-based analysis and high-level advocacy to prevent and resolve deadly conflict.
Sally Armstrong, Veiled Threat: The Hidden Power of the Women of Afghanistan, 2002
Sarah Chayes, The Punishment of Virtue: Inside Afghanistan After the Taliban, 2007
John K. Cooley, Unholy Wars, 2002
Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould, Invisible History: Afghanistan's Untold Story, 2009
Kathy Gannon, I is for Infidel, 2005
Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner (Fiction), 2005
Latifa, My Forbidden Face: Growing Up Under the Taliban: A Young Woman's Story, 2001
Ahmed Rashid, Descent into Chaos: The U.S. and the Disaster in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia, 2009
Ahmed Rashid, Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia, 2002
Ahmed Rashid, Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia, 2001
Saira Shah, The Storyteller's Daughter, 2004
Rosemarie Skaine, The Women of Afghanistan Under the Taliban, 2001