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3/10/2003 - International Womens Day Brings Cries for Peace, Reproductive Health
Events celebrating International Womens Day on March 8 included rallies and marches for peace and a call for reproductive health funding....

3/7/2003 - Teachers Address Iraq in Classrooms
In the midst of some of the largest antiwar demonstrations in the worlds history, many high school teachers in the United States are grappling with the issue of how to address the current situation in Iraq in their classrooms....

3/6/2003 - Afghanistan: Injustices Against Women and Girls Persist
Despite some measures of progress following the Talibans fall from power in late 2001, Afghan women and girls continue to suffer brutal acts of violence and inequality, according to a United Nations (UN) report released today....

3/4/2003 - Creativity Marks Antiwar Protests
Two peace protests this week highlight some of the creativity behind the antiwar movement....

2/27/2003 - Karzai Urges US to Remember Afghanistan
At a hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee yesterday, Afghan President Hamid Karzai testified on post-conflict Afghanistan....

2/24/2003 - Afghanistan: German Peacekeepers May Leave if US War with Iraq Erupts
German Defense Minister Peter Struck told reporters Friday that civilians and German peacekeeping troops serving in the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) might evacuate Afghanistan should a US-led war with Iraq erupt....

2/21/2003 - Poll, Protests Worldwide Show Strong Opposition to Iraq War
Protests held in cities all over the world, including New York City, London, Rome, Barcelona, and Madrid, demonstrated broad and widespread opposition to the potential US war against Iraq....

2/19/2003 - Poll, Protests Worldwide Show Strong Opposition to Iraq War
Protests held in cities all over the world, including New York City, London, Rome, Barcelona, and Madrid, demonstrated broad and widespread opposition to the potential US war against Iraq....

2/13/2003 - Carol Moseley-Braun to Run for President
Former Senator Carol Moseley-Braun (D-IL) announced yesterday her plans to file papers on Tuesday for a presidential exploratory committee, according to the Chicago Tribune....

2/10/2003 - Afghanistan: Command of Peacekeeping Troops Switches to Germans and Dutch
Command of international peacekeeping forces in Afghanistan transferred from Turkey to Germany and the Netherlands today, reported Reuters....

2/4/2003 - Afghanistan: Criticism Builds as Possible War with Iraq Looms
UN officials are growing increasingly concerned that a war with Iraq could have severe consequences on humanitarian efforts elsewhere, particularly in Afghanistan, Angola, and the Ivory Coast, reported the BBC....

2/3/2003 - US Women Take Peace Mission to Iraq
Last Thursday, twelve US women headed to Iraq for Code Pinkan eight-day peace mission, later joining with other female groups from Europe, Australia, and Rwanda in protesting US military action against Iraq....

1/29/2003 - Bush Promotes Conservative Agenda, War in State of Union Address
President Bush delivered the annual State of the Union address last night in Congress, pushing a conservative social agenda and trying to rally the American public for war against Iraq....

1/10/2003 - War In Iraq Could Increase Violence In Afghanistan
The commander of the international peacekeeping forces in Afghanistan issued a warning today that a U.S.-led war in Iraq could mean increased terrorism in Afghanistan, according to the Washington Post....

1/9/2003 - US Delegation Announces Funds for Programs for Afghan Women
During a 2-day US delegation visit to Kabul this week, Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs Paula J....

1/7/2003 - War in Iraq Could Increase Violence in Afghanistan
The commander of the international peacekeeping forces in Afghanistan issued a warning today that a US-led war in Iraq could mean increased terrorism in Afghanistan, according to the Washington Post....

1/6/2003 - Congress to Consider Anti-Abortion Legislation
Congress will reconvene tomorrow at noon after a long recess, with anti-abortion legislation and confirmation of President Bushs judicial nominees on its agenda....

12/11/2002 - Human Rights Day Marked by Protests for Peace
International Human Rights Day, held yesterday on the anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, was marked yesterday by protests, rallies, and marches across the United States against plans for war against Iraq....

11/22/2002 - Afghan Security Advisor, New York Times Call for Troop Expansion
Afghan National Security Advisor Zalmai Rassoul visited Washington this week to meet with high-ranking officials to urge the Bush Administration to follow through on its promise to rebuild Afghanistan even with a foreign policy shift toward war in Iraq....

10/28/2002 - Health of Women at Stake in Afghan Health Crisis
Women in Afghanistan are suffering catastrophic maternal death rates, according to the most recent comprehensive surveys of the countrys state of health, conducted by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Management Sciences for Health, a non-profit based in Boston, in cooperation with the Afghan Health Ministry....

10/25/2002 - Feminist Majority Mourns the Loss of Senator Paul and Sheila Wellstone
The feminist movement lost two steadfast champions today when US Senator Paul Wellstone (D-MN) and his wife Sheila Wellstone were killed in a plane crash in Minnesota. The Feminist Majority is heartbroken by the loss of two dear friends, said Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority....

10/24/2002 - Bahraini Women Participate in Parliamentary Elections for First Time
Bahrainis are electing their Parliament today for the first time in almost 30 years....

10/17/2002 - Tight Senate Races Hold Key to Balance of Power
With the current Senate at only a one-vote majority for the Democratic Party, the mid-term elections on November 5 are seen as crucial by both liberals and conservatives alike....

10/10/2002 - US Rejects European Compromise on ICC
Despite a compromise offered by the European Union (EU) last week that could exempt US military personnel and diplomats from prosecution in the International Criminal Court (ICC), the Bush Administration is continuing to press for full exemption of all US citizens, the New York Times reports....

9/26/2002 - Criticism Mounts Against Bush on War in Iraq
Countering President George Bushs claims that Congress is close to endorsing a war against Iraq, leading Democrats and womens rights proponents are criticizing Bush for rushing into war without exhausting diplomatic means, and without fully assessing Iraqs threat to the United States....