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Women's Health and Human Rights in Afghanistan

12/31/2001

A groundbreaking survey of over 1,000 Afghan women and men about their attitudes and experiences regarding the health and human rights of Afghan women. The report revels that an overwhelming majority of Afghan women and men do not support Taliban policies but do strongly support basic human rights and freedoms for all.

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War Crimes in Kosovo

08/01/1999

The Kosovo crisis resulted in the largest population displacement in Europe since the Second World War. Journalists and human rights researchers investigated, documented, and reported many individual accounts of human rights violations taking place in Kosovo. PHR and Columbia University designed this study to establish patterns of human rights violations among Kosovar refugees by Serb forces, using a population-based approach.

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The Taliban's War on Women

08/01/1998

The extent to which the Taliban regime has violated the human rights of Afghan women is unparalleled in recent history. In just a few years under Taliban rule, Afghani women went from prominent roles in the health professions, in government, and in teaching, to being beaten for walking on the street without a male chaperone.

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Health Conditions in Cambodia's Prisons

04/01/1995

Over a five month period in 1994, a medical team studied health conditions in thirteen of Cambodia's twenty-four prisons. For the Khmer and the US health professionals it was a disquieting experience.

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Hidden Enemies

06/01/1992

The war in Somalia in the 1990s resulted in catastrophic famine, failed government, and a devastating legacy of land mines left from the civil war in the North. These added significantly to the economic devastation there, and were a principal obstacle in the way of repatriation of hundreds of thousands of refugees who fled to Ethiopia from northern Somalia during the civil war.

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