From Google News:
French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner said in Kabul Saturday there would be no progress in Afghanistan without its women, adding that things are "going better" in the turbulent nation.
Wrapping up a three-day visit, the minister said he had noted an "admirable courage" among the Afghan women he met during his trip.
"The future of democracy passes through women," Kouchner told reporters. "Without the women in Afghanistan, there will be no progress."