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8/17/2006 - UN Study Declares Violence against Women a Widespread Problem in Afghanistan
A new report by the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) is shedding light on the extent of violence against women in Afghanistan....

11/20/2002 - Another Anti-Abortion Judicial Nominee Approved by Senate
Despite continued opposition from the Feminist Majority and other womens rights and civil rights groups, Dennis Shedd, President Bushs nominee for the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, was confirmed 55 to 44 by the US Senate yesterday....

11/18/2002 - Anti-Women Judicial Nominee Approved By Senate
Despite continued opposition from the Feminist Majority and other womens rights and civil rights groups, Michael McConnell, President Bushs nominee for the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, was approved by the US Senate Friday in a voice vote....

11/14/2002 - Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Anti-Women Nominees
In an attempt by Democrats to ease relations with Republicans in the last days before control of the Senate shifts to the right, the US Senate Judiciary Committee approved two of President Bushs anti-womens rights, anti-civil rights judicial nominees today....

11/13/2002 - Judiciary Committee to Consider Two Anti-Women Nominees Tomorrow
Two appellate court nominees opposed by the Feminist Majority and a wide range of womens rights and civil rights groups are scheduled to be considered by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, the New York Times reported today....

10/17/2002 - Tight Senate Races Hold Key to Balance of Power
With the current Senate at only a one-vote majority for the Democratic Party, the mid-term elections on November 5 are seen as crucial by both liberals and conservatives alike....

10/9/2002 - Vote on Right-Wing Judicial Candidate Delayed
Yesterday, the Senate Judiciary Committee postponed its vote on the nomination of Dennis Shedd to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals....

10/1/2002 - Womens Rights, Civil Rights, Workers Rights Groups Oppose Latest Far-Right Judicial Nominee
The Feminist Majority joined several civil rights, womens rights and workers rights groups in a press conference today denouncing President Bushs nomination of Judge Dennis Shedd to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals....

3/12/2002 - Flip Benham Blames Lack of Religion for Violence Against U.S.
Addressing students at Yale University on International Womens Day, Flip Benham, National Director of Operation Save America (formerly Operation Rescue), claimed that Americans lack of religion was to blame for the attacks against the U.S....

5/9/2001 - Bush Nominates First 11 Federal Judges
In an effort ensure confirmation of his first batch of federal appeals court nominees, President Bush announced a diverse list of candidates that includes two men originally nominated by former President Clinton, two African Americans, three women and one Latino....

3/21/2001 - Women Investors Undaunted by Roller Coaster Stock Market
Despite the Federal Reserves half point interest rate cuts yesterday, when the stock market will correct itself and when a healthy economy will return is not clear, but the behavior of women investors is a good model for how personal investors should handle the ups and downs of the stock market....

7/2/1998 - National Womens Hall of Fame to Honor New Inductees
The 25th annual National Womens Hall of Fame induction ceremony is scheduled for July 10-12, a date that marks the 150 year anniversary of the first womens rights convention in Seneca Falls, New York....