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4/27/2001 - Special Issue of Elle Magazine Focuses on Women in Afghanistan
The most recent issue of the French womens magazine Elle is completely devoted to covering the women of Afghanistan, the abuses they suffer under the ruling Taliban regime, and the dehumanization they endure....

4/25/2001 - UN to Increase Appeal for Aid to Afghanistan
The United Nations (UN) has decided to revise its appeal for 2001 far beyond the $250 million it earlier requested to aid the hundreds of thousands of starving, displaced people in Afghanistan after examining the countrys current humanitarian crisis. The original $250 million appeal was mainly for programs within Afghanistan and did not include funds to alleviate the suffering of Afghan refugees who have fled to Pakistan and are living in desperate conditions....

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....

4/6/2001 - Women Building Peace Campaign Delivers 100,000 Petitions To UN
On International Womens Day 2001, over one-hundred-thousand signatures, from 140 countries, were presented to the United Nations, urging the international community and governments to honor the commitments they made in Beijing in 1995....

4/4/2001 - French Parity Law Doubles Number of Women Elected
As a direct result of a new French law requiring 50% of candidates on municipal election ballots to be women, the number of women municipal officeholders more than doubled from 22% in 1995 to 47.5% in 2001....

4/3/2001 - U.S. State Department Says Taliban Unable To Govern
The Taliban have demonstrated that they unable to effectively govern, said U.S....

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....

3/30/2001 - Bush Global Gag Rule Sentences Young Women to Death
President George W....

3/29/2001 - Taliban Publicly Lashes Woman Accused of Extra-Marital Sex
The terrorist Taliban regime publicly lashed a woman accused of having sex with a man who was not her husband....

3/28/2001 - Germany Condemns Taliban; Amnesty International Confirms Massacre of Civilians by Taliban
During the six-week session of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer condemned the Taliban for completely depriving Afghan women and girls of their human rights, and for destroying ancient Buddha statues in the region....

3/27/2001 - Special Series: Priests, Rape, and AIDS Part IV
Exploited Nuns Go Unheard A young Islamic woman converts to Christianity, alienating her family and effectively banishing herself from the community she has grown up in....

3/27/2001 - Swiss Parliament Legalizes Abortion
More than eight years after the Swiss Socialist Party proposed legalizing abortion, the Swiss Parliament voted last week to legalize abortion in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy without obliging women to seek neutral advice at a state-approved center....

3/26/2001 - Presidential Memorandum To Skirt Senate Opposition to Global Gag Rule
With one presidential memorandum, President Bush will attempt to ensure the reinstitution of the Global Gag rule that will prohibit family planning programs in the developing world that provide abortion information or abortion counseling from receiving U.S....

3/23/2001 - Special Series: Priests, Rape, and AIDS Part III
Priests Impregnate Nuns, Some Advise Abortion Reports from 23 countries, mostly concentrated in Africa, reveal the widespread sexual exploitation of nuns by priests, many of whom are targeting nuns for sex because they see nuns as safe from HIV and AIDS....

3/22/2001 - Senators Boxer and Reid Introduce Effort to Overturn Global Gag Rule
Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) announced Tuesday that they and five other Senators will be challenging the Mexico City Policy, reinstated by President Bush on February 15....

3/22/2001 - Special Series: Priests, Rape, and AIDS Part II
Sexual Exploitation of Nuns by Priests Widespread The scandal surrounding priests, rape, and AIDS, according to news accounts, includes abuses of power and financial explotation....

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....

3/14/2001 - Homosexuality No Longer a Mental Illness in China
After a five-year study by a task force assigned to overhaul Chinas classifications of mental illness, the Chinese Psychiatric Association has removed homosexuality from its handbook of mental diseases and no longer considers homosexuality to be a pathological condition....

3/14/2001 - Taliban Demand Woman BBC Correspondent Leave Afghanistan
Taliban Annihilate 5th Century Buddhist Statues Taliban officials announced today their complete destruction of two ancient giant Buddhist statues....

3/12/2001 - A Night Without Men for the Women of Bogota, Columbia
Last Friday, the eccentric mayor of Bogata, Columbia, declared the evening to be a Night Without Men, and encouraged the women of the city to spend an evening celebrating with other women at bars, concerts and festivals....

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....

3/9/2001 - Report Exposes Catholic Groups Ties to Anti-Abortion Organization
A report by Catholics for a Free Choice released this week exposes the connection between the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (CAFHRI), a conservative anti-reproductive rights group that lobbies the United Nations, and the anti-abortion group Human Life International, and reveals shocking remarks about Hillary Clinton made by its president Austin Ruse....