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8/25/2009 - South Africa Stands Behind Athlete Targeted for Gender Testing
South Africa is defending Caster Semenya, who won the gold medal in the women's 800 meter race at the World Championships held in Berlin last week and is being gender tested by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAC)....

3/15/2006 - Mexico Compensates Rape Victim for Denying Her Right to an Abortion
Nearly seven years after Paulina Ramirez became pregnant from a rape attack in her home by a heroin addict, the Mexican government has agreed to pay her reparations for forcing her to carry the pregnancy to term....

5/22/2003 - Groom Imprisoned for Seeking Dowry
An Indian bride who had her groom arrested during their wedding has become an overnight sensation in India, the BBC reports....

2/22/2002 - Poppy Trade Increasing in Afghanistan, UK Awaits Strong US Response
Poppy production is feared to be on the rise again in remote parts of Afghanistan....

10/18/2001 - Taliban Raids UN Food Warehouses
Taliban soldiers on Tuesday seized United Nations World Food Program warehouses in Kandahar and Kabul....

10/3/2001 - Heroin Trafficking Finances Taliban and Terrorism
Production of heroin in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan provides the Taliban with its main source of revenue that is then diverted to terrorist networks inside of the country, including Osama bin Ladens al Qaeda network....

10/2/2001 - Blair Highlights Humanitarian Aid and Women
Speaking at the Labor partys annual conference in Brighton, England, British Prime Minister Tony Blair pledged that Britain would not only be a part of a military coalition against the Taliban, but also a part of a humanitarian coalition....

9/28/2001 - Taliban Allows Opium Production
The Taliban announced to farmers earlier this week that they may return to opium production if the United States attacks....

12/20/2000 - UN Imposes Harsh Sanctions on Taliban
The United Nations Security Council has issued an arms embargo and tightened other sanctions against the Taliban, an extremist militia that now controls 95 percent of Afghanistan....

10/30/2000 - US Congress Passes Anti-Taliban Resolution
The US Congress passed a resolution late last week criticizing the human rights abuses of the Taliban, and calling for the reconvening of a Grand Assembly of Afghan leaders, a representative government for Afghanistan, and democratic elections....

9/1/2000 - Fears Of Asian Sex Trade Increase In Case Of Kidnapped British Woman
A former British Airways fight attendant, Lucie Blackman, disappeared in Tokyo on July 1 and now is believed to been forced into sexual slavery....

6/28/2000 - Police-Protected Sex Trade Thrives In Cambodia
More than half of Cambodia's 20,000 to 55,000 prostitutes are kidnapped and then physically coerced into the sex trade, according to a human rights organization's report released yesterday....