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7/15/1999 - Legislation Would Force Abortion Clinics to Discuss Adoption
The GOP is pushing a bill that would require federally-funded abortion clinics to talk about adoption when counseling pregnant women....

7/8/1999 - Air Force Sergeants Accused of Sexual Misconduct
Two Air Force Sergeants have been charged with unprofessional relationships with female students at Brooks Air Force Base....

6/29/1999 - 25 Soldiers Punished in Rape and Murder of Young Girl
The Taiwan military will most likely punish 18 soldiers and court-martial seven others for the rape and murder of a young schoolgirl at Taipei's armed forces museum....

6/9/1999 - DOL Releases Report on Garment Manufacturers
The U.S....

6/8/1999 - Fundamentalists Criticize Army's Religious Tolerance
Two years ago, Fort Hood Open Circle became the Army's first official wiccan group, based at the U.S....

6/1/1999 - Furor Over Pro-Gay Documentary
A pro-gay and lesbian documentary meant to aid teachers in addressing the topic of homosexuality in their classrooms is scheduled to air on almost 100 public television stations during June, which is Lesbian and Gay Pride Month....

5/19/1999 - D.O.L.: Monitoring Encourages Compliance With Labor Laws
A U.S....

5/13/1999 - Progress in Afghanistan?
Capricious and selective enforcement of the Talibans brutal gender apartheid edicts is a far cry from restoration of womens rights." -- Eleanor Smeal WASHINGTON, DC In light of a May 11, 1999 Washington Post story on the status of gender apartheid in Afghanistan, the Feminist Majority Foundation -- the organization spearheading the nationwide and worldwide Campaign to Stop Gender Apartheid (chaired by Mavis Leno) -- reviewed the status of basic human rights under continued Taliban oppression of women and girls. "Recent stories show some indications that the Taliban regime is responding to international pressure either by taking small steps to selectively ease some of their draconian restrictions or by trying to create the impression that they are easing the restrictions." said Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority Foundation....

5/7/1999 - Search for Kopp Intensifies
The search for James Charles Kopp intensified yesterday after officials charged him with second degree murder and with violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act by using deadly force to block access to an abortion clinic....

4/15/1999 - WITI Names 5 New "Hall of Fame" Inductees
Women in Technology International, has announced the names of five women who will be inducted into its "Hall of Fame" this June....

4/9/1999 - Hooters' Employee Not Bound to Dispute Arbitration Agreement
The 4th U.S....

4/8/1999 - President Clinton Reaffirms Commitment to Equal Pay
President Clinton has taken several steps to reaffirm his commitment to equal pay for men and women this week....

4/7/1999 - Pakistan Family Orders Daughter Killed Over Divorce
Samia Imran was seeking a divorce and attempting to start a new life when a hit man shot and killed her inside the office of Human Rights Commission of Pakistan chairperson Asma Jehangir....

3/15/1999 - Anti-Lesbian & Gay Harassment Increasing in U.S Military
A report issued by the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network suggests that anti-lesbian and gay harassment in the military has increased since the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy was enacted....

3/2/1999 - Auditors: Sex-Segregated Barracks Won't Cost Extra
According to a report made by congressional auditors, the Pentagon's estimate that it will cost $300 million to house men and women in separate barracks is misleading at best....

2/25/1999 - New Developments in Fight for Equal Pay
The Clinton Administration, labor unions, Senator Tom Harkin, and women's rights groups are all strategizing on how to make pay equity a top priority among legislators Yesterday, the AFL-CIO released a report stating that women are still largely confined to low-pay, female-dominated jobs and earn only 74 cents for every dollars that a man earns....

2/17/1999 - EU to Address Violence Against Women
European justice and interior ministers are gathering information about member European Union (EU) countries' laws banning the sexual exploitation and violent abuse of women in an effort to develop new guidelines for action that would apply to the entire region....

2/16/1999 - Activists Protest Police Brutality Against Blacks
Approximately 400 protesters marched past the White House, Justice Department, and U.S....

2/16/1999 - Massachusetts Women Take Up Farming
Across the state of Massachusetts, more and more women are relying on small-scale farms for their livelihood....

2/9/1999 - Hillary Clinton Urges Reproductive Freedom for All
Representatives from 180 countries gathered at The Hague this week for an international population conference....

1/19/1999 - English Tribunal Condemns Discriminatory Work Schedules
Nurses Christine Clunie and Alison Hale lost their jobs when their employer, Wiltshire Healthcare NHS Trust, forced them to work rotating shifts, making it impossible for the women to arrange care for their children....

1/12/1999 - Flynt Strikes Again
Hustler publisher Larry Flynt, who last year offered $1 million for proof that members of Congress have engaged in adulterous sexual affairs, has revealed the sexual indiscretions of yet another victim....

1/6/1999 - Texaco to Pay $3.1 Million for Women Employees
After years of negotiations with the U.S....

1/5/1999 - Sudan: Women Must Adopt Islamic Attire
The government of Sudan has adopted a new dress code that requires women to wear Islamic dress consisting of a headscarf and a robe or dress that covers their arms and legs....

12/18/1998 - Livingston Admits to Extra-Marital Affairs
This morning, the U.S....