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1/28/2015 - Senator Boxer Urges President to Continue Support for UN Population Fund
Earlier this week, Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) along with 21 of her Senate colleagues sent a letter to President Obama calling on him to maintain support for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). UNFPA, which promotes maternal and reproductive health, conducts major demographic surveys, and campaigns against fistula and female genital mutilation, supports programs in over 150 countries....

9/24/2014 - Women Firefighters Allege Sexual Harassment and Abuse From Coworkers
Several women firefighters who are currently or who have previously worked with the US Forest Service filed a complaint last month alleging they faced sexual abuse, harassment and job discrimination from their male coworkers. The complaint, filed with the Department of Agriculture on behalf of hundreds of women in the Forest Service's Region 5 in California, claims officials did not do enough to stop harassment and abuse....

6/4/2014 - Sandra Fluke's Campaign for California State Senate Advances to General Election
Women's rights activist and attorney, Sandra Fluke, finished in the top two in her run for an open state Senate seat in California's 26th district....

1/23/2014 - Chicago Archdiocese Documents Reveal Extensive Sexual Abuse Cover-Up
The Archdiocese of Chicago released internal documents on Tuesday revealing its active role in concealing the sexual abuse of children by clergy for decades....

8/20/2013 - PA Voter ID Law Blocked By Federal Judge
A 2012 Pennsylvania law that requires voters to show photo ID in order to vote has once again been blocked from being enforced during an upcoming election by a state judge on Friday. Commonwealth Court Judge Bernard McGinley has barred the law from going into effect until a trial determines a final decision regarding the law's validity....

7/25/2013 - Senate Passes Student Loan Reform Bill
On Wednesday, the Senate passed legislation to lower interest rates on student loans 81-18....

7/13/2011 - 7 Students Arrested While Protesting Immigration Policies
At the San Bernardino Valley College campus yesterday, seven undocumented students were arrested for unlawful assembly and blocking traffic while protesting immigration policies....

1/18/2011 - Iranian Woman's Death Sentence Commuted
Zohre Elahian, a member of Iran's parliament, stated yesterday that Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani's hanging sentence had been commuted to a 10 year prison sentence....

12/10/2010 - TV Interview of Iranian Woman Sentenced to Death for Adultery
A television program on Press TV, backed by the Iranian government, will air an interview today of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, an Iranian woman sentenced to death for adultery....

11/9/2010 - Women's Rights Gravely Threatened in Iran
Two Iranian women, Sakineh Ashtiani who currently faces an execution sentence, and Nasrin Sotoudeh, who is a human rights lawyer and colleague of Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi, are in danger in Iran....

1/26/2010 - Veil Debate Renewed in France
A French parliamentary committee released a nearly 200 page report yesterday that recommends banning face veils in certain public spaces, including on public transportation and at schools, hospitals, and government offices....

10/5/2009 - Images of Rape Spark Outrage in Guinea
Political demonstrations in Guinea have led to the circulation of cell phone snapshots depicting rape against Guinean women....

4/10/2007 - Talk Show Host Imus Suspended
Yesterday, MSNBC and CBS suspended the nationally syndicated 'Imus in the Morning' radio program for two weeks after host Don Imus made derogatory comments about members of the Rutgers University women's basketball team....

8/1/2005 - Ohio Newspaper Finds Authorities Complicit in Priest Sex Abuse Cover-Up
A major newspaper in Ohio conducted a three-month investigation into the priest sex abuse cover-up in Ohio, finding that in many cases police and other authorities were complicit....

4/13/2005 - Cardinal Involved in Priest Abuse Scandal Eulogizes Pope
Several American Cardinals chose to avoid a special service in honor of Pope John Paul II on Monday conducted by Cardinal Bernard Law, the controversial former archbishop of Boston....

10/26/2004 - UN Still Divided on US-Backed Ban on All Forms of Human Cloning
Despite pressure from the United States, the United Nations has delayed a vote on a proposal to ban all forms of human cloning, including stem cell and other therapeutic cloning research that scientists believe has the potential to treat serious illnesses such as cancer and spinal cord injuries....

6/21/2004 - Catholics Priests Accused of Sex Abuse Hide Abroad
Catholic priests accused of sexually abusing children are hiding from authorities abroad, often with the assistance of church officials, according to an extensive newspaper investigation....

8/1/2003 - O'Malley Takes Helm at Boston Archdiocese, Vatican Protests Gay Unions
Earlier this week, Bishop Sean Patrick O'Malley was installed as the new archbishop of Boston, filling the position vacated by Cardinal Bernard Law last December....

7/25/2003 - Report Released on Boston Priest Sex Scandal
The Massachusetts Attorney General's report on the extensive 16-month investigation of the embattled Archdiocese of Boston was released to the public yesterday....

7/21/2003 - Boston Church Officials to Escape Criminal Charges
Concluding an extensive 16-month investigation of the embattled Archdiocese of Boston, the office of Massachusetts Attorney General Thomas Reilly revealed this week that criminal charges would not be filed against Cardinal Bernard Law and other church officials for failing to protect children from sexually abusive priests....

7/3/2003 - O'Mally Named Boston Archbishop
Pope John Paul II this week appointed Florida bishop Sean Patrick O'Malley as the new archbishop of Boston, filling the position vacated by Cardinal Bernard Law last December....

5/12/2003 - Poll Shows Boston-Area Catholics Remain Critical of Church
In an attempt to regain lost credibility, the Archdiocese of Boston last week announced it would publicly disclose-via media, print, and online-details of its fiscal 2003 and 2004 budgets....

4/3/2003 - Catholic Churchs Internal Rifts Compound as One Diocese Sues Another
The San Bernardino diocese filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the Boston archdiocese, alleging "misrepresentations and suppression of information" as well as "active misconduct and negligence" in recommending the 1990 transfer of Reverend Paul Shanley despite his history of pedophilia, reported the Los Angeles Times....

1/28/2003 - Alleged Victims Call for Resignation of New Hampshire Bishop
More than 200 people gathered outside of St....

12/16/2002 - Vatican Approves Revised Sex Abuse Policy
The Vatican today approved the US Conference of Catholic Bishops revised policy on sexual abuse of minors committed by priests, according to the Associated Press....