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3/8/2001 - Study Examines Womens Reproductive Health Risk Worldwide
A study released today by Population Action International (PAI) reported women in America face greater reproductive health risks than women in Singapore, Australia and much of Europe, while women in Africa and Afghanistan have the highest risk of reproductive health problems....

3/5/2001 - Taliban Destroys 2000 Year Old Artifacts
In their latest attack on culture and human-rights, the Taliban has vowed to destroy ancient Buddhist artifacts, including two giant Buddhist statues in central Afghanistan that are two-thousand years old....

2/26/2001 - Taliban Publicly Executes 2 Afghan Women
Hundreds of people gathered at a sports stadium in Afghanistan to witness the public hanging of two Afghan women convicted of prostitution by the Taliban....

2/21/2001 - Human Rights Watch Calls For UN Investigation Of Taliban Massacre
In a detailed report Human Rights Watch called upon the United Nation Commissioner for Human Rights to launch an immediate, full-scale investigation into the Taliban's summary execution of hundreds of civilians in central Afghanistan in January....

2/12/2001 - Eve Enslers Tribute to Afghan Women is a Sold Out Success at Madison Square Garden
V-Day, the gala benefit performance of Eve Enslers The Vagina Monologues, opened to a sold out crowd of 18,000 at Madison Square Gardens Saturday evening....

2/9/2001 - Pakistan Rejects Afghan Refugees
Pakistan officials are refusing to allow a new crush of Afghan refugees who have fled their homes in search of a safeguard from the Taliban militia that occupies 95 percent of the country....

1/25/2001 - Amnesty International Condemns Mass Execution By Taliban
Amnesty International reports that Taliban officials issued an order to its forces to kill all men between the ages of 13 and 70 living in the Yakawlang area....

1/22/2001 - UN Secretary Deplores Taliban Mass Murder Of Civilians
United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Kofi Annan has expressed his deep concerns after hearing of reports that civilians were deliberately targeted and killed during recent fighting in the Yakawlang area of Hazarajat in central Afghanistan. The United Nations has said that 100 people were killed and one UN Afghan staff person missing after Taliban forces recaptured Yakawlang....

1/18/2001 - Boxer Raises Issue of Afghan Women at Powell Hearing
At Wednesday's Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing on Secretary of State-Designate Colin Powell, Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) asked Powell whether he would continue to make the restoration of the human rights of Afghan women and girls a policy priority....

1/16/2001 - Womens Alliance for Peace Makes Appeal for Help for Afghanistan
The Womens Alliance for Peace and Human Rights in Afghanistan (WAPHA) has made an international appeal for help and humanitarian aid for Afghan refugees who have fled the brutal Taliban regime and the regions worst drought....

1/3/2001 - 10,000 Plus Afghan Women And Children At Risk Of Death On Tajikistan Border
More than 10,000 Afghan women and children who have fled fighting inside Afghanistan and the Talibans military advancements, which now control almost 95% of the country, are in makeshift camps along the Pyandi River in the midst of winter....

12/21/2000 - Afghanistan Among Worst of Worst Countries on Human Rights
Afghanistan was rated among the 11 worst countries in terms of democracy and human rights according to a new report by the non-partisan, moderate Freedom House....

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....

12/11/2000 - Historic Comfort Womens Trial Underway In Tokyo
For the first time in history, claims of forced servitude and rape made by more than 200,000 women during World War II in Japan are heard before a symbolic court lead by Gabrielle Kirk McDonald, former president of International War Crimes Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia....

12/11/2000 - Leadership Alliances Organize to Stop Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan
The Brandeis University Leadership Alliance organized a presentation on the Campaign to Stop Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan to a group of over one hundred high school students....

12/4/2000 - European Parliament Declares Taliban Isolation In EU
The European Parliament requested all member states in the European Union to withhold non-humanitarian economic support from the Taliban and urge Pakistan to immediately stop its military support to the regime....

11/30/2000 - Taliban Policies Hurt Aid Delivery to Women
The United Nations condemned the Taliban's severe restrictions on women as both human rights violations and imptediments to the delivery of humanitarian aid....

11/28/2000 - Taliban Military Gains Will Not Win UN Recognition
Despite the Talibans military conquests throughout Afghanistan, the terrorist regimes continual violations of the human rights of Afghanistan women and girls are among the factors that will continue to prevent the militia from achieving official international recognition....

11/27/2000 - Pakistan Refuses To Reopen Border
Pakistan refuses to reopen its border with Afghanistan, which it closed on November 10, 2000....

11/10/2000 - UN Security Council Passes Women, Peace And Security Resolution
On October 31, 2000, the United Nations (UN) Security Council unanimously passed a resolution on Women, Peace and Security....

11/10/2000 - Pakistan Closes Border To Afghan Refugees
Pakistan authorities in the North West Frontier Province on Thursday have officially closed their borders to Afghanistan, to prevent refugees from fleeing to Pakistan....

11/7/2000 - Womens Suicide Rate In Turkey Soar Due To Patriarchal Customs
According to a New York Times report, death is a way out for many young oppressed Turkish women with no resources and no educational opportunities....

11/3/2000 - Taliban U.N. Seat Push Fails
On November 1, for the fourth consecutive year, a U.N....

11/1/2000 - Afghan Situation Deteriorating as Nations Consider Armed Conflict
Violence and bombing continue in Afghanistan as the terrorist regime the Taliban struggles with the Northern Alliance under Ahmed Shah Massoud for control of the country....

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....