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8/8/2000 - Women in India Rally for Quota in Parliament
Women protesters rallied in Indias capital on August 8th, urging passage of legislation that would reserve one-third of seats in parliament and state legislatures for women....

8/8/2000 - Zimbabwe War Veterans Accused of Sexually Abusing Girls
The Zimbabwe police is investigating claims by the Commercial Farmers Union (CFU) that war veterans abducted and sexually abused at least 10 schoolgirls....

8/8/2000 - Guatemala Releases First Report on Abductions of Children in 1980s
Guatemalas army was responsible for 92 percent of child abductions during the countrys brutal 36-year civil war, according to a recent report released by the Archdiocese of Guatemala....

8/7/2000 - U.N. Aid Workers Among 12 Killed in Afghanistan
Gunmen in Afghanistan shot and killed 12 people on August 5th, including seven Afghan aid workers employed at the Organization for Mine Clearance and Afghan Rehabilitation....

8/7/2000 - Britain Establishes Initiatives to Support Forced Marriage Victims
In an effort to end forced marriages of British nationals, the British Foreign Office and Home Office have devised a multi-faceted program that will offer support to victims of forced marriage through increased outreach and law enforcement....

8/7/2000 - HIV/AIDS Strikes Women First
As a result of economic inequity, persistent discrimination, and unequal healthcare access, women are the most vulnerable to HIV infection, according to the latest UNAids report....

8/7/2000 - Britain Refuses to Make Public List of Sex Offenders
Amid a wave of anti-pedophile violence, the British government refused to make public a list of convicted sex offenders but promised to protect children from abuse and molestation in other ways....

8/4/2000 - Pakistan Vows to Continue Supporting Taliban Regime
Pakistans military ruler stated that his government will continue to support the Taliban regime in Afghanistan, claiming that he did not want to antagonize the ethnic population living on either side of the border....

8/4/2000 - Urgent Need For Legalization of Abortion in Kenya
Physicians and public health advocates are urging the Kenyan government for immediate legalization of abortion, an issue they say is crucial to ensuring complete reproductive health care services to women....

8/4/2000 - International University For Women Offers Unprecedented Opportunities
Around 900 women students from 115 countries will pursue postgraduate studies at the International Womens University in Hanover, Germany....

8/3/2000 - Struggle to Ban Blood Diamonds in Sierra Leone Heightens
The United Nations Chairman of the Security Council Sanctions committee on Sierra Leone announced on August 1st the composition of a panel that will examine the trade of diamonds for arms and other military material....

8/3/2000 - U.S. Soldier Sentenced to Life For Murder of Kosovo Girl
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8/3/2000 - Somali Women Celebrate Parliamentary Quota Victory
Somali women, who have long been excluded from their countrys political scene, are celebrating a major gain in their movement to increase womens representation in the nations highest levels of decision-making....

8/3/2000 - Bosnian Woman Faints During Testimony Against Serb War Criminal
A Bosnian Muslim woman testifying in a civil lawsuit against the former leader of the Bosnian Serbs fainted in a federal court as she described her rape and torture during the Balkans conflict in 1992....

8/2/2000 - Japanese Panel Calls for Action on Domestic Violence
An advisory panel on gender equality to Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori urged the Japanese government to enact legislation that would end domestic violence on July 31st....

8/2/2000 - 53 Women and Children Massacred in Burundi For Resisting Government Move
Fifty three women and children were killed by uniformed men in Burundi when they refused to go to a government regroupment camp on July 22nd....

8/2/2000 - Rightist Violence and Xenophobia Escalate in Germany
Since the fall of the Berlin wall ten years ago, Germany has suffered from rightist violence, and more recently, attacks against immigrants have increased....

8/2/2000 - Gays and Lesbians Tortured During South African Apartheid
In a disturbing program that sought to "cure" homosexuals by applying "aversion therapy" to suspected "deviants," the South African Defense Force (SADF) tortured, chemically castrated, and performed sex-change operations on national servicepeople during the apartheid era....

8/2/2000 - Two African Nations May Face Sanctions For Breaking U.N. Diamond Embargo
The United States and Britain condemned Liberia and Burkina Faso for their military assistance to a brutal rebel group in Sierra Leone, accusing the West African nations of violating a United Nations embargo....

8/1/2000 - Women Prisons Established by the Taliban
The women prisons established by the Taliban represent yet another facet of the gender apartheid imposed by the brutal regime....

8/1/2000 - Abortion Controversy in Ireland Provokes Rape Debate
Ireland's Attorney General Michael McDowell claimed on July 30th that women would make false rape accusations if the Irish government allowed survivors of rape to have abortions....

8/1/2000 - UN Denounces Australia's Discrimination Against Aborigines
The United Nations Human Rights Committee sharply criticized the Australian government's oppression of Aborigines, stating that its discrimination against indigenous people violated an international human rights treaty....

8/1/2000 - American Soldier Faces Sentencing For Kosovo Murder
An American soldier who confessed to murdering an 11-year-old girl while on peacekeeping operations in Kosovo will face sentencing on July 31st....

7/28/2000 - New Bills In France Would Allow Greater Access To Abortions And Contraceptives
France is proposing a new law that would extend the legal period for abortion from 10 to 12 weeks of pregnancy....

7/28/2000 - Dangerous Prospects for Afghan Asylum Seekers in Britain
The Immigration Appeals Centre in London has denied the asylum appeal of four of the 31 Afghan asylum seekers who were on board the hijacked Afghan aircraft that arrived at Stansted airport in Essex on February 7 of this year....