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9/6/1995 - First Global Congress of Women in Politics Agrees on Overall Strategy
Following a series of regional strategy meetings held over the course of the past week, the First Global Congress of Women in Politics has agreed on an overall strategy that calls on governments assembled here in Beijing to commit to gender balance in political decision-making at all levels and in all the world's countries. While individual regional reports identified some obstacles to women's political advancement that were culture specific, women meeting here to organize a global political network nonetheless discovered that they had many key problems in common: money, access to party nominating structures, and significant party support when they did manage to become candidates. Ironically, the various reports revealed that despite long traditions of democracy and democratic institutions, a majority of countries in North America and Western Europe lag behind many other countries across the world in the percentages of women holding political office at both the local and national levels. Led by NGO leaders from the United States, Sweden, Ireland and the United Kingdom, the North American/Western European Congress agreed on a 5-point strategy for the immediate future: To press for affirmative action policies and strategies within each country that would put more women in the political pipeline; To work for campaign finance reform that would both change how political campaigns are funded and that would put a ceiling on the amount of money that could be spent on campaigns; To conduct nationwide political education programs in each country for young women and girls that stress that importance of political participation -- as both voters and as potential office holders -- by making the links between politics and situations that affect our everyday lives; To create a mentorship program in each country in which seasoned women office holders would mentor women who are holding their first political offices in order to help them avoid pitfalls; To teach women interested in running for political office how to effectively use the media to get their messages out . As the First Global Congress was concluding, plans were being made for follow-up activities to expand and advance the emerging network....

9/6/1995 - From Cairo to Beijing Workshop
Approximately 40 people braved the rain to attend today's Feminist Majority workshop, From Cairo to Beijing....

9/5/1995 - Lesbians March In Huairou
Huairou, China, Sept....

9/5/1995 - World Bank Utilizes Crucial Resource
Commentary by Eleanor Smeal When he addresses the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing next week, World Bank President James D....

9/5/1995 - Teachers' Unions On the Defensive
The conservative political climate now endangers teachers' unions, which face attack from both federal and state governments....

9/5/1995 - Legal Cutbacks for the Poor
The Republican Congress has significantly decreased the amount of funding for Legal Aid Programs designed to help the poor....

9/1/1995 - New England Journal of Medicine Steps Up Security
After receiving an angry fax from Operation Rescue activist Terry Randall, the New England Journal of Medicine has tightened security at its Boston-based offices....

9/1/1995 - U.S. Circuit Court Strikes Down Portions of Restrictive Abortion Law
A three-judge panel of the U.S....

8/31/1995 - Implant Makers and Women's Lawyers Miss Deadline for New Settlement
Lead attorneys for women suing breast implant manufacturers failed to reach an agreement with the manufacturers within the thirty day period set by U.S....

8/31/1995 - Students Protest Anti-Affirmative Action Decision
Within the first week of the fall semester, students at UC-Berkeley protested this summer University of California Regents decision to eliminate affirmative action in all California University admissions policies....

8/31/1995 - Citadel Alternative Began Yesterday for South Carolina Women
Twenty-two women began training yesterday at the newly created South Carolina Institute of Leadership for Women....

8/30/1995 - Fire Destroys St. Petersburg Abortion Clinic
Fire struck the St....

8/30/1995 - NOW asks for Reynolds' Resignation
NOW has called on Representative Mel Reynolds to quit immediately....

8/30/1995 - House Republicans Raising Large Contributions
According to the Federal Election Commission, members of both parties in the House raised a combined $43.8 million in the first six months of this year....

8/30/1995 - From Beijing...
The Feminist Majority's delegation to the Fourth World Women's Conference reports that conditions in Beijing are good....

8/29/1995 - Numbers Heading to Beijing Show Growth in Women's Movement
In 1990 three-thousand delegates and eleven thousand activists convened in Nairobi to attend the United Nation Womens Conference....

8/29/1995 - Clintons Mark Anniversary of Women's Suffrage, Hillary Clinton Heads to Beijing
While celebrating the 75th anniversary of the nineteenth amendment in Wyoming, the Clintons reiterated the importance of the United Nations Fourth World Conference on women....

8/29/1995 - Calvin Klein, Inc. to Cease Latest Ad Campaign
Under fire from child welfare authorities, leaders of the Catholic league and the conservative American Family Association, Calvin Klein, Inc....

8/29/1995 - Packwood Shifts Course, Wants Hearings in Public
Senator Bob Packwood (R-Ore.) announced on Friday that he now does want the Senate ethics committee to conduct public hearings on charges against him of sexual misconduct....

8/29/1995 - Female Legislators on the Decline
Even as democracy grows in Eastern European and African nations, the overall number of women in parliaments is declining....

8/28/1995 - Bank Merger to Adversely and Disproportionately Affect Women Workers
The board of directors of Chase Manhattan Bank and Chemical Banking announced today that they have voted on a $10 billion stock swap to merge the two banks in an effort to save $1.5 billion annually....

8/28/1995 - Thousands of Women Arrive Safely in Beijing
Delegates and activists arrived in Beijing Monday ready to begin the United Nation's Fourth World Conference on Women....

1/21/1995 - Rock for Choice Roe v. Wade Anniversary Show
Taking an electric and eclectic stand against anti-abortion violence,Primus, Fishbone, Face to Face, No Doubt, The Geraldine Fibbers,Possum Dixon, Weapon of Choice, and Stone Fox performed during the Feminist Majority's Rock for Choice Roe v....