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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....

3/8/2001 - Celebrate International Womens Day March 8, 2001
Today marks the 144th International Womens Day, a day to celebrate the accomplishments of women worldwide and to continue the fight for global equality for women and girls....

3/8/2001 - Number of Working Women Worldwide Increase; Glass Ceiling, Wage Inequity Remain
In recognition of International Womens Day, the International Labor Organization released a report on the status of working women around the world....

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....

3/7/2001 - Torture of Women a Worldwide Phenomenon
Amnesty International released two new reports this week showing that women worldwide are tortured and abused both by relatives and by government officials, including police....

3/7/2001 - 177 Women Freed from Sexual Slavery in Bosnia
In the U.N.s largest series of raids in Bosnian brothels, 177 women were freed from prostitution and 38 brothels were closed in an operation carried out on March 2....

3/5/2001 - State Dept. Senior Coordinator of Womens Issues Could be Abolished
Under a directive from President George W....

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....

2/27/2001 - Women Skiers Gearing Up for 2002 Winter Olympics
The worlds top women skiers competed in the world championship games in St....

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....

2/23/2001 - UN Court Issues 1st Ruling on Rape as War Crime
In the first war crimes case focused solely on rape and sexual slavery, the U.N....

2/22/2001 - Report Proves Nike Sweatshop Workers Suffer Abuses
A report issued by the non-profit group Global Alliance shows that workers in the Nike plants in Indonesia and other parts of Asia suffer daily physical, sexual and verbal abuse by the plant managers....

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....

2/16/2001 - Pro-Choice Women of Congress Launch Effort to Overturn Global Gag Rule
Pro-choice Democrats and Republicans in the House and Senate have voiced their support for the Global Democracy Promotion Act of 2001, co-introduced Thursday by Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Olympia Snowe (R-ME) and Representatives Nita Lowey (D-NY) and Nancy Johnson (R-CT) that would overturn President Bushs January 22 reinstatement of the Mexico City Policy, also known as the global gag rule....

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....

2/5/2001 - Bush Criticized for Faith-Based Plan, Global Gag Rule
At a retreat for Democratic House members this weekend, George W....

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....

1/24/2001 - Global Gag Rule Will Increase Deaths; Boxer and Lowey Propose Policy Reversal
Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Representative Nita Lowey (D-NY) yesterday announced their plan to introduce legislation reversing Bushs policy, and have already garnered the support of several pro-family planning Republican legislators....

1/22/2001 - Bariya Ibrahim Magazu Receives Inhumane Flogging
On January 19, in oil-rich Nigeria, the most populous country on the continent of Africa, an Islamic Court in the north carried out a Sharia sentence of 100 lashes with a cane on 13-year old Bariya Ibrahim Magazu on charges of premarital sex (zina) and making false charges against the three men she claimed raped her....

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....

1/17/2001 - No Rights for Women in Kuwait, Court Says
Kuwaits Constitutional Court, the highest court in the nation, dismissed a case seeking to grant women the right to vote and to run for office....

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....