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4/30/2009 - Feminist Majority Co-Sponsors Hearing on Paycheck Fairness
The Feminist Majority co-sponsored a hearing today on the Paycheck Fairness Act....

4/28/2009 - Karzai Vows Amendments to Afghan Shia Law
Afghan President Hamid Karzai announced in a press conference yesterday that a controversial Shia Family law whose implementation would severely restrict women's rights by legalizing rape within marriage, will be amended and that the human rights of women and girls will be respected by the law....

4/28/2009 - Feminists Commemorate Equal Pay Day
Today is Equal Pay Day, the day when women's wages equal their male colleagues' earnings of the previous year....

3/31/2009 - National Women's History Museum Act Reintroduced
The National Women's History Museum Act was reintroduced last week in the House of Representatives....

12/5/2008 - Feminist Majority PAC and NOW PAC Endorse Carolyn Maloney for NY Senate Seat
The Feminist Majority Political Action Committee and the National Organization for Women (NOW) Political Action Committee announced their endorsement of New York Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney for appointment to the U.S....

5/27/2008 - House Passes Maternal Health Resolution
The US House passed a resolution last week recognizing maternal health and child survival as fundamental to the well-being of families and societies, and to global development and prosperity....

5/21/2008 - Maternal Mortality and Obstetric Fistula Addressed at Press Conference and Hill Briefing
The Congressional Democratic Women's Working Group hosted a press conference and rally followed by a Congressional briefing yesterday focused on maternal mortality around the world and the realities faced by women suffering from obstetric fistula....

4/2/2008 - Senate Bill Targets Deceptive Advertising by Pregnancy Crisis Centers
Senator Robert Menendez introduced a bill in the Senate yesterday that would regulate the misleading advertising practices of Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs)....

12/21/2007 - Congress Approves Funding for Programs for Afghan Women
The omnibus spending bill passed by Congress and sent to the White House yesterday includes $75,000,000 for programs that aid Afghan women and girls....

10/12/2007 - Congresswoman Maloney Fights for Afghan Women�s Programs
Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), along with eight co-signers, has sent a letter to the chairs and ranking members of the House Appropriations Committee and Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs in support of funding for programs for Afghan women and Afghan women�s rights....

8/27/2007 - Maloney Proposes Global Women's Rights Office
In honor of Women's Equality Day (August 26), Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) has announced that when the House reconvenes this fall, she will introduce a bill to equip the US government to advocate for global women's rights....

7/27/2007 - Feminist Leaders Speak on Women's Health
Leading women members of Congress spoke about the politics of women's health yesterday at an event on Capitol Hill organized by the Feminist Majority Foundation and Ms Magazine....

6/28/2007 - UNFPA Briefing on New Report Focuses on Urbanization
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) released its annual report on the State of World Population at a briefing this week at the National Press Club....

6/25/2007 - Title IX Celebrates its 35th Anniversary
In honor of the 35th anniversary of Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments on Saturday, June 23, the US House and Senate passed last week identical resolutions to celebrate the achievements of this landmark law....

6/7/2007 - New Bill Would Require All Pharmacies to Sell Emergency Contraception
Congressional Democrats introduced a bill yesterday requiring all pharmacies to provide emergency contraception, regardless of an individual pharmacist's moral objections....

3/28/2007 - ERA's Reintroduction Gets a Capitol Hill Celebration
Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) announced yesterday during a celebratory gathering of senators, representatives, and feminist leaders and supporters that she intends to reintroduce and fight for the passage of an amendment to the constitution that would ensure equal rights for women and men....

3/27/2007 - Bill to Bring Women's Museum to National Mall
As Women's History Month draws to a close, women in Congress are reviving efforts to move the web-based National Women's History Museum (NWHM) to an actual building site along the National Mall in Washington, DC....

9/21/2006 - President Bush De-funds UNFPA for Fifth Year
President Bush announced on Friday that he is withholding the $34 million Congress had allotted for UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund....

9/7/2006 - UNFPA Releases 2006 State of the World Report
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) released its 2006 State of the World Population report yesterday in a morning briefing in Washington, DC, emphasizing the importance of women's issues and international migration....

8/28/2006 - Australian Legislators Fight Deceptive Pregnancy Counseling Centers
Legislators in Australia are working to pass a bill that would require pregnancy counseling centers to make their positions on abortion clear in order to not mislead women seeking abortions....

7/27/2006 - Feminists Gather to Promote Women's Leadership
Leading women members of Congress spoke about women's leadership yesterday at an event on Capitol Hill organized by Feminist Majority Foundation interns....

7/18/2006 - Democrat's Investigation Finds Pregnancy Centers Mislead Teens on Abortions
The Government Reform Minority Office released a report yesterday documenting the misinformation that many federally funded so-called pregnancy resource centers are distributing to teenagers....

7/14/2006 - Missouri Governor Signs Bill Giving Tax Credits to Crisis Pregnancy Centers
Missouri Governor Matt Blunt (R) signed a bill into law on Tuesday that will allow donors to crisis pregnancy centers to receive a tax credit over the next six years on up to half of their donations, up to $50,000....

6/26/2006 - A Year Later, Bush Announces His Support of Contraception
Nearly a year after the President was asked his stance on birth control, the Department of Health and Human Services answered on behalf of President Bush in a letter to Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and other members of Congress....

3/30/2006 - Maloney Announces Bill to Stop Deceptive Crisis Pregnancy Centers
Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) announced today a new bill aimed at false advertising by so-called crisis pregnancy centers....