The New York Times reports that women in Kabul attempted to hold a march demanding basic rights and a greater voice in the country’s future yesterday. They were denied permission to march by the Northern Alliance military police because they did not provide adequate notice of their intentions, so they’re rescheduling for next week. Even so, the thought of hundreds of women freed of their burqas massing in the streets for a march has to be taken as a hopeful sign. Some of the women are demanding that they be allowed a seat at the meeting to be held in Europe to discuss the country’s future government. They certainly deserve a seat at that table.