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9/20/2000 - France Hosts Diplomatic Talks With Brutal Taliban Regime
In a rare move in France diplomacy, senior French officials invited Taliban officials to diplomatic talks in Paris last week....

9/20/2000 - UNFPA Report Cites Widespread Violence Against Women And High Illegal Abortion Death Rate
The United Nations Population Fund's (UNFPA) State of World Population Report 2000 finds that "violence against women and girls remains firmly rooted in all cultures around the world." According to the reports findings 67% of women in Papau New Guinea, 47% of women in Bangladesh, 45% of women in Ethiopia, 40% of women in India, 27% of women in Mexico and 22% of women in the United States reported physical assault by a male partner....

9/12/2000 - World Health Organization Estimates 4 Million Unsafe Abortions Per Year In Latin America
The World Health Organization estimates that four million unsafe abortions are performed annually in Latin America....

9/12/2000 - Fear Of Ethnic Cleansing By Taliban Displaces 100,000
Earlier this month, Taliban forces captured the northern city of Taloqan that borders Tajikistan....

9/12/2000 - Lesbian And Gay Marriages Fully Equal And Legalized In The Netherlands
For the first time ever, The Netherlands passed legislation this week fully legalizing same sex marriages including rights to divorce and adoption of children....

9/11/2000 - Educated Women Immigrants In Argentina Work As Domestics
Women Immigrants in the City of Buenos Aires, a study released by the Ecumenical Support Service for Immigrants and Refugees, indicates a great disparity between the level of education achieved by women who migrate to Argentina and income received....

9/11/2000 - Sudan High Court Temporarily Suspends Women's Work Ban
According to BBC World Service on September 9th, the Constitutional Court of Sudan suspended the women's work ban upon further investigation of it legality....

9/8/2000 - Pakistani Extremist Group Fire Shots At Women In Beauty Parlor
In less than 24-hours after issuing threats stating that unveiled women in India's state of Jammu and Kashmir would be shot in the leg, Lashker-e-Toiba militants fired shots at two women in a local beauty parlor....

9/8/2000 - Tokyo Police Face Criminal Charges For Ignoring Stalking Victims Pleas
Shiori Ino, a 21-year old college student, was stabbed to death inside of a Tokyo shopping mall stark daylight by men hired by her former boyfriend....

9/8/2000 - Breast Cancer Drug Possibly Linked To Endometrial Cancer
This week the Lancet medical journal reported that tamoxifen, a drug that has been used for twenty years to treat breast cancer, poses risks of endometrial cancer or cancer of the womb for women who use it long-term....

9/8/2000 - UNICEF Condemns Women's Employment Ban In Sudan
Deputy Director of UNICEF Karin Sham Poo condemned the decree barring women from working in public places....

9/7/2000 - UNICEF Condemns Women's Employment Ban In Sudan
Deputy Director of UNICEF Karin Sham Poo condemned the decree barring women from working in public places....

9/7/2000 - Extremist Group Threatens To Shoot Women Government Workers
The Pakistan-based extremist militia, Lashker-e-Toiba, issued a death threat on Thursday to 22,000 government workers in India's state of Jammu and Kashmir if they participated in a statewide census....

9/7/2000 - Turkey Bans Gay And Lesbian Tourists From Ancient Ruins
Some 800 gay and lesbian tourists were ordered to return to the cruise liner Olympic Voyager and denied access to the Turkish ancient ruins of Effuses by Turkish police....

9/7/2000 - U.S. Marine Sentenced For Sexual Assault Of Okinawan Girl
Kenny K....

9/5/2000 - Brundtland Announces Support Of Women's Political Quotas In India
Gro Harlem Brundtland the director-general of the World Health Organization vocally announced her unyielding support for a quota system that would reserve a third of the seats in India's Parliament for women....

9/5/2000 - Women In Sudan Banned From Working
The governor of Sudan's Khartoum state, Mazoub Khalifa, announced a decree banning women in the capitol city of Khartoum from working "in public places where they are in direct contact with men." Kalifa states that the decree, "is to honour women, uphold their lofty status and put them in the appropriate place that respects the values and observes the tradition of our nation." A survey conducted this week in Khartoum found that the decree was observed in public places where women university students worked. Sudan has long held a less than favorable record on women's human rights that continues with its refusal to ratify the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)....

9/5/2000 - Man Fined For Drugging Woman
An Australian man was fined $3,000 for using ecstasy to spike the drink of an unsuspecting young woman in a Melbourne bar....

9/1/2000 - Fears Of Asian Sex Trade Increase In Case Of Kidnapped British Woman
A former British Airways fight attendant, Lucie Blackman, disappeared in Tokyo on July 1 and now is believed to been forced into sexual slavery....

9/1/2000 - Prosecutors In China Charge Man With Rape And Murder Of 19 Women
According to Chinese officials, Gu Guangfan launched a two-year killing spree targeting prostitutes in 1997 to avenge his 1989-rape conviction....

9/1/2000 - Taliban Announces Rules For United Nations Aid To Afghanistan
Taliban officials have drafted rules stating that the United Nations must base its humanitarian relief efforts in the capital city of Kabul, use the Afghan banking system for financial transactions and allow the Taliban to vet all staff....

8/31/2000 - Australia Treatment Of Aborigines And Refugee Seekers Criticized By U.N.; Australia Threatens To Revoke Any U.N. Involvement Including CEDAW Optional Protocol
Earlier this year the Australian government came under criticism by the United Nations (U.N.) because of discriminatory policies....

8/31/2000 - African Girl Assaulted During Racial Attack
A 14-year old African girl was assaulted by attendants of a store in the Republic of South Africa's Northern Province....

8/31/2000 - Prominent Burmese Woman Political Leader's Human Rights Suppressed
Aung San Suu Kyi, the first woman from Southeast Asia to win the Nobel Peace Prize, is currently protesting the Burmese (Myanmar) military restrictions on her freedom of movement....

8/30/2000 - Women's Rights Protesters In Mexico Force Legislatures To Overturn Anti-Abortion Bill
Earlier this month legislatures in the state of Guanajuato passed a bill blocking women's access to abortion even in cases of rape....