Funding for Afghan Legal Aid

Published: Wednesday, 07/18/2007 12:00 am EDT

International Co-operation Minister Josée Verner announced last week the government will be contributing to Afghanistan $2.9 million in legal aid funding for a program that has been in operation since 2003, as well as $5 million to Rights and Democracy for women's rights and $680,000 to enhance the role of women police officers. The allotments come from previously announced funding.

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