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6/17/2002 - US Conservative Groups Join Forces with Repressive Islamic Regimes
Conservative US Christian organizations have joined forces with the most unlikely of allies fundamentalist Islamic governments....

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....

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....

6/12/2000 - Feminists Disappointed with Lack of Progress at UN Conference
While pleased that the United Nations Beijing Plus Five Conference in New York ended with 180 nations reaching consensus on a document that reaffirmed the platform approved at the 1995 Fourth World Conference, feminist organizations, including the Center for Women's Global Leadership (CWGL) at Rutgers University, the Women's Environment and Development Organization (WEDO), and Feminist Majority Foundation, expressed their disappointment with the failure to implement a stronger statement....

6/6/2000 - Iranian Women Return Home in Protest
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6/8/1999 - Kopp, bin Laden Join FBI's Most Wanted List
The U.S....

11/10/1998 - U.S. Calls Talibans Treatment of Women Intolerable
United States Ambassador Peter Burleigh spoke out Monday against the Taliban's brutal treatment of Afghan women....

7/20/1998 - Egyptian Woman Denied Judgeship, Still Fighting
Although her superiors admit that she is qualified to be a judge in Egypt's judiciary, Fatima Lashin is still not permitted to serve on the bench after ten years of struggle, debate and publicity. "I belong to a country where my greatest grandmothers used to be queens and priests 5,000 years ago....

10/10/1997 - Jody Williams Shares Nobel Peace Prize
The Norwegian Nobel Committee announced today that the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), was the 1997 recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize....

10/10/1997 - Jody Williams Shares Nobel Peace Prize
The Norwegian Nobel Committee announced today that the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), was the 1997 recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize....

3/12/1996 - Women Demonstrate to Get the Vote in Kuwait
On Tuesday (3-12), forty Kuwaiti women lawyers, scientists and academics participated in a rare public demonstration to demand the vote and the right to stand for parliament....

9/11/1995 - WOMEN'S RIGHTS ADVOCATES ADVANCE PLATFORM FOR ACTION
Women's advocates claimed victory today as two measures that had faced stiff opposition from anti-abortion and conservative delegations were approved....