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6/9/2000 - United Nations Beijing +5 Conference Continues
10,000 activists from around the globe are meeting at the United Nations this week to review the world's progress toward women's equality since the Beijing conference in the 1995. Five years since Beijing, U.N. officials believe that half of the world's female population endures some type of domestic abuse, and the U.N....

5/11/2000 - House Passes Sex Trafficking Bill
The House approved by voice vote and sent to the Senate a bill that would increase the penalties for sex traffickers and offer more protection within the United States for victims of the sex industry....

2/23/2000 - Senate Hears of Sex Trade Atrocities
Sexual trafficking of women and girls appears to have replaced drugs as the dominant illegal trade activity White House officials testifying at a Senate hearing yesterday....

11/10/1999 - House Approves New Penalties for Sex-Traffickers
The House International Relations Committee on Tuesday approved a bill that would provide new penalties for international traffickers in women and children....

10/19/1999 - Women Ministers Call for End to Human Trafficking
Fourteen female foreign ministers this week wrote to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan calling for an end to the trafficking of women and children worldwide....

9/23/1999 - Women in Eastern Europe Face Poverty, Abuse, Barriers to Reproductive Health
Wednesday, Unicef reported on conditions for women in Eastern Europe, after an extensive study of 27 countries in the former Soviet Union....

8/4/1999 - Cambodians want Prostitution Legalized
In a country ravaged with HIV/AIDS and countless brothels and sex slavery, many Cambodians are questioning whether or not prostitution should be legalized....

3/5/1999 - Hillary Clinton Condemns Taliban Abuses in U.N. Speech
In a speech to United Nations staff and delegates yesterday, Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke out against the Taliban's abuse of Afghan women and girls and the trafficking of women in children for use as prostitutes in Thailand and many other nations....

1/27/1999 - Women Unite Against Sexual Abuse in Bangladesh
Over 300 women's rights activists from around the world met in Bangladesh Wednesday for a three day conference addressing the sexual exploitation of women....

12/10/1998 - U.N. Security Council Sends Warning to Taliban Leaders
The Taliban's actions to protect suspected terrorist Osama bin Laden and human rights violations were denounced by the U.N....

11/20/1998 - Bin Laden Cleared of Charges
The Taliban has declared Osama bin Laden innocent of all charges and a free man today....

8/20/1998 - Taliban Continues to Shelter Suspected Terrorist: U.S. Embassies Face Bomb Threats
Speaking at a news conference in Kabul, Afghanistan, Taliban acting Foreign Minister Mullah Mohammad Hassan said that if the U.S....

8/19/1998 - Albright Urges Taliban to Release Embassy Bombing Suspect
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright addressed Taliban officials today at a news conference in Kenya....

8/3/1998 - Ukraine and Poland Join To End Sex-Slave Industry
Poland and the Ukraine agreed on Thursday to join the fight against the growing sex -slave industry in Western Europe, which has trapped more than 100,000 Ukrainian women and enslaved them as prostitutes....

7/29/1998 - NGOs Gather to Discuss Zambian Prostitution Problem
Increasing numbers of Zambian girls are being exported to Russia, Israel and South Africa to work as prostitutes, officials at several Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) announced today....

4/23/1998 - U.N. Official Gives Taliban Ultimatum on Women
The United Nations announced last week that unless Afghanistans ruling Taliban militia group abolishes its decrees restricting the freedom of women and girls, U.N....

4/23/1998 - U.N. Official Gives Taliban Ultimatum on Women
The United Nations announced last week that unless Afghanistans ruling Taliban militia group abolishes its decrees restricting the freedom of women and girls, U.N....

3/30/1998 - Foreign Workers in U.S. Face Forced Prostitution, Forced Abortion
Foreign workers on a U.S....

3/13/1998 - Clintons Protest Violence Against Women in Afghanistan, Worldwide
In a White House ceremony marking International Womens Day First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton condemned the Taliban militia group for its violations of womens human rights in Afghanistan....

3/12/1998 - Mail-Order Brides Risk Domestic Violence Abuse
Western companies are making millions in a booming mail-order bride and romance tour industry that not only degrades women but also exposes many to domestic abuse....

2/5/1998 - Human Rights Study Reports Worldwide Oppression of Women
The U.S....

7/22/1997 - 17 Arrested for Trafficking Women to Cambodia
Police have arrested 17 people for trafficking women from Vietnam to Cambodia as prostitutes....

3/25/1997 - Albright Makes Women's Rights Foreign Policy Priority
The State Department is on alert: women's furtherance world-wide is a central priority of America's foreign policy....