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4/6/2001 - UN Blames Pakistan For Blockage Of Aid To Afghan Refugees
In a statement released by the United Nations, Pakistan has reneged on an agreement reached last month with UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan to allow adequate UN relief supplies to be delivered to the 70,000 Afghan refugees in the Jalozai refugee camp. One of the most desperate camps for Afghan refugees is located in the Pakistan city of Jalozai....

3/30/2001 - Repatriation Too Dangerous for Many Afghan Refugees
Thousands of unregistered Afghan refugees living near Peshawar, Pakistan, could be deported back to Taliban-controlled Afghanista, where gender apartheid and ethnic and cultural genocide are devastating a population already strained by a severe drought....

3/30/2001 - Crisis in Afghanistan Deepens
One million people are at risk for famine in Afghanistan and millions more are in the most desperate poverty imaginable, according to the United Nations....

3/19/2001 - Post Chronicles Afghan Refugee Crisis
In a front page story in this Sundays Washington Post, journalist David Finkel provides one of the first comprehensive U.S....

3/16/2001 - UNHCR May Send 1.5 Million Refugees Back to Afghanistan, Despite Gender Apartheid
The new head of the United Nations High Commission on Refugees Ruund Lubbers announced possible plans to return 1.5 million refugees to Afghanistan....

3/16/2001 - European Parliament Condemns Gender Apartheid
The European Parliament released a resolution this week condemning the Talibans treatment of women and girls in Afghanistan, as well as its destruction of ancient Buddha statues....

3/9/2001 - International Womens Day Events Highlight Womens Role in Peace
Several International Womens Day events highlighted womens role in the peace-making process worldwide, and focused on the fact that women and their children often constitute the majority of the victims of war and conflict....

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....

2/9/2001 - 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....

1/16/2001 - 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....

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....

12/4/2000 - 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....

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

11/10/2000 - 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 - Vatican Denounces RU 486
The Vatican has denounced the sale of RU 486 (also known as mifepristone) and has suggested that Catholic chemists refuse to sell the pill as conscientious objectors....

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....

10/20/2000 - UN Official Condemns Religious Extremism, Taliban
Special Reporter of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Commission Abdelfattah Amor, in a recent interview with the Associated Pres, called for international efforts to combat religious extremism, which he called an ever-growing scourge in the world....

10/10/2000 - United Kingdom Tackles "Honour Killings"
The British newspaper, The Observer, reports that within the last five years there have been at least 20 deaths in Britain that are linked to so-called crimes of "honour"....

10/5/2000 - Taliban Lobbies for Recognition
Using military gains as leverage, the Taliban militia has met with high-level officials in France, the US and other countries to press for recognition as Afghanistans ruling government....

9/22/2000 - U.S. Will Oppose Taliban U.N. Spot
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright announced yesterday that the United States will oppose awarding the terrorist Taliban regime a seat at the United Nations....

9/22/2000 - The Plight Of Afghan Refugees
More than 2 million Afghans are living as refugees in Pakistan and Iran with the vast majority consisting of widowed women and children....