Barbara Boxer, a Democrat senator from California, who has been a prominent advocate for women in Afghanistan, questioned Afghan President Hamid Karzai when he appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during the last week of February. She referred repeatedly to Human Rights Watch's recent report, "We Want to Live as Humans: Repression of Women and Girls in Western Afghanistan."

Read the report online at https://www.hrw.org/reports/2002/afghnwmn1202/index.htm