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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....

11/27/2000 - National Young Women's Day of Action a Success!
Congratulations to all the Leadership Alliances that participated in this years National Young Womens Day of Action (NYWDA), a nationwide grassroots campaign organized for and by young women to activate a reproductive rights agenda that places reproductive and sexual freedom in the context of larger goals of racial justice, economic justice, LGBT rights, freedom from violence and quality education....

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....

11/10/2000 - Tokyo Tribunal To Address Issue Of Comfort Women
Women forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese Imperial Army in World War II, often known as comfort women will convene in Tokyo on December 7-10 to testify and demand accountability from the Japanese government....

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....

11/7/2000 - Emergency Contraception Available Without Prescription In B.C.
For the first time ever, women in British Columbia can take emergency contraception without a prescription, a stark change in the drugs 30-year availability with a prescription....

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....

10/30/2000 - 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....

10/27/2000 - Global Gag Rule On International Family Planning Removed
In a major step forward, U.S....

10/27/2000 - Malaysian Minister Argues Women Voices Seduce Men
The chief minister of an opposition-ruled Malaysian state who recently claimed that women were the main cause of social ills and moral decadence due to attire that exposed their bodies has now stated that women should be banned from Koran recital contests in claiming their voices seduce men....

10/25/2000 - House to Vote on International Family Planning Spending
A joint House-Senate negotiations committee voted yesterday to strike the global gag rule from the $14.9 billion foreign aid bill....

10/23/2000 - Manila Mayor Against RU-486
Manila mayor Lito Atienza has stated that he will arrest anyone who attempts to ship the abortion pill RU-486 into the city, dubbing the pill as a do-it-yourself murder kit....

10/23/2000 - Zambian Women Lack Political Power
Lombe Chibesakunda, Permanent Human Rights Commission Chairperson in the African country of Zambia, publicly stated that women in Zambia have continued to be under-represented at all level of decision making in government and other institutions in the communities....

10/23/2000 - Afghanistan - One of the 3 Hungriest Nations In The World
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) recently released finding that rank Afghanistan as one of the three hungriest nations in the world, along with Somali and Haiti....

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....

10/18/2000 - Hillary Clinton Denounces Talibans Terrorism
In a speech to the Council on Foreign Relations, New York Senate candidate Hillary Clinton said that her vision of US foreign policy includes promoting womens rights and human rights, humanitarian assistance and international family planning....

10/13/2000 - Setback For Women In Kano State, Nigeria
Kano State in Nigeria took a major step toward limiting women's rights this week....

10/13/2000 - Precedence Set Against Female Genital Mutilation In Norway
Two Gambian Islamic religious leaders, including the leader of the Muslim Council in Oslo and a Somalian are facing prosecution for aiding and abetting female genital mutilation (FGM) in Norway....

10/13/2000 - Proposed Legislation In Chile Advance Reproductive Rights
A coalition of "center-left" legislators seeking to win legislation designed to improve sexual and reproductive rights, reported the Chilean Times....

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"....

10/10/2000 - Malaysians React Over Claim That Attire Invites Rape
The chief minister of an opposition-ruled Malaysian state recently claimed that women were the main cause of social ills and moral decadence, due to attire that exposed their bodies....