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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....

1/12/2001 - Nigerian Girl Scheduled to Be Flogged Jan. 27: Take Action!
Thirteen-year-old Bariya Ibrahim Magazu was charged with having pre-marital sex and making false accusations against the three middle-aged men whom she testifies pressured her into sex....

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....

1/3/2001 - Women Gain Equal Status In German Military
In a remarkable, yet long overdue, social policy change the German military has opened all divisions of its military to women....

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....

12/13/2000 - Two Girls Win Unprecedented FGM Ban In Kenyan Court
In an unprecedented move, a court order was issued banning the genital mutilation of two teenage girls in one of Kenyas Rift Province....