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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....

12/13/2000 - Brazil Leads In Trafficking Of Women In South America
According to United Nations and the Helesnki Federation of Human Rights,some 75,000 Brazilian women have been forced and coerced into sexual trafficking and slavery in the European Union....

12/11/2000 - Victory For Women In UK: Morning-After Pill Available Without Prescription
In January 2001, the morning-after pill will be available without a prescription for women ages 16 and up at local pharmacies throughout the United Kingdom....

12/11/2000 - Historic Comfort Womens Trial Underway In Tokyo
For the first time in history, claims of forced servitude and rape made by more than 200,000 women during World War II in Japan are heard before a symbolic court lead by Gabrielle Kirk McDonald, former president of International War Crimes Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia....

12/11/2000 - Leadership Alliances Organize to Stop Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan
The Brandeis University Leadership Alliance organized a presentation on the Campaign to Stop Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan to a group of over one hundred high school students....

12/11/2000 - Leadership Alliances Take Part in Global Campaign to End Violence Against Women
Many Leadership Alliances joined in the "16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM AGAINST GENDER VIOLENCE," a campaign of the Global Campaign for Women's Human Rights....

12/11/2000 - Celebrate Roe!
January 22nd marks the 28th anniversary of Roe v....

12/7/2000 - Gender Crimes Remembered In Montreal Massacre
On December 6th, women across Canada gathered to mark the eleven-year anniversary of a mass shooting that killed fourteen female engineering students....

12/7/2000 - Aung San Suu Kyi Receives U.S. Medal of Freedom
Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of the National League for Democracy who won the 1990 free elections in Burma (Myanmar), was honored by U.S President Bill Clinton with the highest civilian award, the Medal of Freedom....

12/7/2000 - Islamic Court Sentence 17-Year Old Nigerian Girl To 180 Lashes
A 17-year-old pregnant Nigerian girl was sentenced to 180 lashes (flogging) between forty days and two months after delivery for her so called disobedience to Islamic Sharia law....

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....

12/4/2000 - Republicans Announce Campaign Against The International Criminal Court
Republicans in the United States House of Representatives and Senate, led by Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Jesse Helms, have announced their plans to not ratify the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court, making it a top legislative priority for next year....

12/4/2000 - Trafficking Of Women & Girls Enormous Global Problem
Estimates indicate that at least 50,000 women are brought into the United States for sexual exploitation alone and internationally, over 700,000 women and girls are forced into sexual slavery....

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....

11/28/2000 - 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....