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12/15/1998 - Gay and Lesbian Rights Groups Urge Boycott of United Airlines
United Airlines has, for two years, sought to overturn a law which requires companies in the city of San Francisco to extend full benefits to the partners of gay and lesbian employees....

12/14/1998 - Woman Becomes Royal Navy's First Female Pilot
Twenty-six-year-old Lieutenant Claire Donegan became the British Royal Navy's first female pilot when she "received her wings" in a ceremony Friday....

12/3/1998 - Women Leaders: Strengthen and Protect Social Security
The National Council of Women's Organizations, a group comprised of women leaders from over 100 organizations, asked President Clinton and Congress to strengthen and preserve important protections for women under the Social Security system at a press conference held Wednesday ....

11/12/1998 - Bullet Grazes Federal Agent in Rudolph Search Area
A shot was fired at a federal agent standing at a command post set up to direct the search for bombing suspect Eric Rudolph....

10/21/1998 - Lenos Announce $100,000 Contribution to Raise Awareness of Gender Apartheid in Afganistan
Mavis and Jay Leno today presented a gift of $100,000 to the Feminist Majority Foundation to expand its Campaign to Stop Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan and to restore women's rights to work, education, healthcare and freedom of movement....

10/21/1998 - Mavis Leno to Chair Feminist Majority Foundation's Campaign to Stop Gender Apartheid
Mavis and Jay Leno Announce $100,000 Contribution to Raise Awareness and Support New York -- Mavis and Jay Leno today presented a gift of $100,000 to the Feminist Majority Foundation to expand its Campaign to Stop Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan and to restore women's rights to work, education, healthcare and freedom of movement....

10/6/1998 - Development of Male Contraceptive Pill Underway
Researcher Joseph C....

9/17/1998 - Affirmative Action Challenged in Broadcasting
In an attempt to reverse an anti-affirmative action ruling affecting television and radio broadcasting hiring practices, a case may be headed to the U.S....

8/25/1998 - Greece to Draft Women
The ruling Socialist party in Greece has passed legislation that requires women to participate in the nation's military defense....

8/21/1998 - Taliban Says bin Laden Alive
Afghanistan's fundamentalist, repressive Taliban regime claims that U.S....

8/21/1998 - Mob Attacks U.S. Embassy in Khartoum, Another Burns U.S. Flag
Just hours after yesterday's missile strikes on a nearby pharmaceutical plant and terrorist training centers in Afghanistan, dozens of angry Sudanese attacked the abandoned United States embassy in Khartoum....

8/19/1998 - Suspects In U.S. Embassy Bombings Linked to Taliban
Mohammed Saddiq Odeh, a 34-year-old Palestinian man from Jordan, allegedly confessed to Pakistani officials that he planned the August 7 bombings of U.S....

8/18/1998 - Anti-Taliban Claim Recapture of Important Town
Anti-Taliban opposition forces have recaptured the town of Khawjah Ghuar, according to an opposition spokesperson....

8/5/1998 - Girls Smoke to Control Weight Gain, Says Study
Nearly 2,800 10- to 17-year-old girls responded to questionnaires produced by researchers at St....

7/17/1998 - Taliban Minister Rejects UN Ultimatum
Taliban planning minister Qari Din Mohammed rejected the UN's warning that humanitarian groups would leave Afghanistan if their working conditions did not improve....

7/16/1998 - Deportation of Nigerian Woman From Belgium Delayed Due to Activist Pressure
Semira Adamu, a Nigerian woman who sought refuge in Belgium to avoid being forced to marry a 65-year-old Nigerian polygamist against her will, has won temporary reprieve....

7/13/1998 - Woman Astronaut Hopeful Fights for Her Place in Space
At 63 years old, Jerry Cobb has an endless string of accomplishments....

5/28/1998 - U.S. Dept. of Labor Releases L.A. Garment Industry Study
Results from a U.S....

5/22/1998 - GAINS FOR WOMEN IN POLICING STALLED: Under-Representation of Women Harms Law Enforcement
The National Center for Women & Policing, a division of the Feminist Majority Foundation, has released a study on the Status of Women in 100 of the largest law enforcement agencies in the country....

5/21/1998 - House Favors Separate Military Training for Women & Upholds Overseas Abortion Ban
The U.S....

5/13/1998 - Nike Announces Plan to Improve Conditions for Asian Workers
In response to protests made by women's rights, human rights, and labor organizations, Nike has announced a plan to improve working conditions in its Asian factories....

5/8/1998 - Commission on Domestic Violence to Distribute Safety Tips, Advice
The American Bar Association's Commission on Domestic Violence has published a safety guide for victims of domestic violence and has asked corporations to distribute it to their employees and the general public....

5/7/1998 - House Denies Privately-Funded Abortions to Military Women Stationed Overseas
The House National Security Committee rejected Rep....

4/30/1998 - Data Showing Safety and Efficacy of Abortion Pill Mounts
Clinical trials confirmed the efficacy and safety of mifepristone (formerly known as RU486) in the U.S., according to a report published in the New England Journal of Medicine....

4/29/1998 - Evidence for Safety and Efficacy of Mifepristone Mounts
American Women Demand Access to Medical Breakthrough, Smeal Says Arlington, VA -- Feminist Majority Foundation President Eleanor Smeal hailed the release of U.S....