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5/6/2010 - Feminist Global Heroes Honored
On May 4, at a dinner event in Los Angeles, the Feminist Majority Foundation gave its sixth annual Eleanor Roosevelt awards to three women and one man who have distinguished themselves in service of global women's rights. The awardees were novelist/activist Khaled Hosseini, feminist and labor organizer Dolores Huerta, formerly imprisoned Iranian graduate student activist Esha Momeni and Ms....

12/7/2007 - Forensic Teams in Mexico Exhume Mass Graves of Women
Mass graves containing what is believed to be the bodies of murdered women are being uncovered by forensic teams in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico....

9/21/2006 - Women for Peace Call for an End to the War
The National Organization for Women (NOW) and CodePink held Women for Peace Day yesterday, drawing attention to the strong presence of women in the peace movement....

8/24/2006 - Three Male Suspects Identified in Connection to Juarez Murders
A man arrested Monday in Denver on illegal immigration charges has been named by US and Mexican authorities as one of three suspects in dozens of rapes and murders in Juarez, Mexico....

6/15/2006 - Mexican Presidential Candidate Makes Commitment to End Violence Against Women
Patricia Mercado, a feminist candidate in this year's Mexican presidential election and a founding member of the Social-Democratic Alternative and Farmer party, has made news with her firm pro-feminist and pro-LGBT rights platform....

5/3/2006 - House of Representatives Passes Resolution Condemning Juarez Murders
The House of Representatives yesterday passed House Concurrent Resolution 90, sponsored by Congresswoman Hilda Solis (D-CA), which condemns the violent murder of more than 400 women over the past 16 years in the border cities of Ciudad Juarez and Chihuahua, Mexico....

11/10/2005 - House Subcommittee Unanimously Approves Resolution on Juarez Murders
The House International Relations Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere has unanimously approved a resolution authored by Congresswoman Hilda Solis (D-CA) that addresses the violent murders of women in border cities of Ciudad Juarez and Chihuahua, Mexico....

1/28/2005 - UN Accuses Mexican Government of Grave Womens Rights Violations
The United Nations conducted its first inquiry into the hundreds of cases of missing and murdered women in Juarez Mexico over the past decade and accused the Mexican government of committing grave and systematic violations of the rights of women for failing to solve the killings....

1/7/2005 - Gang Members Convicted of Slaying 12 Women in Juarez
Ten members of a Mexico gang were convicted in the killings of 12 women in the border city of Juarez....

11/1/2004 - Activists Protest Murders of Young Women at the Mexican Border
Over 1,000 Mexicans and dozens of American and Canadian activists are demanding justice for the hundreds of women and girls murdered in Mexico's border town of Juarez....

11/6/2003 - Activists Demand Justice in Juarez Murders
Human rights activists marched in Washington to the Mexican Embassy this weekend to demand justice for over 370 women who have been victims of serial killings in the Mexican state of Chihuahua....

8/14/2003 - Report: Govt. Fails to Investigate Women Killed in Juarez
Amnesty International issued a report asserting that Mexican police have failed to take the necessary actions to investigate the abductions and brutal murders of women and girls in Ciudad Juarez and Chihuahua, Mexico....

5/1/2002 - Mother Jones Profiles Unsolved Murders of Women in Juarez
In the May/June issue of Mother Jones, Evelyn Nieves takes an in depth look at the murdered women of Juarez, Mexico and the womens rights groups that are pressuring the Mexican government to find the killer(s) responsible for the deaths of nearly 270 women in this border city, across from El Paso, Texas, since 1993....

4/5/2002 - Feminist Majority Student Group Mobilizes for Women in Juarez
Students in the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance at the University of Texas, El Paso are working with the Coalition on Violence Against Women and Families to organize a silent protest against the murders of hundreds of women in Juarez, Mexico, across the border with El Paso....

2/22/2002 - Brutal Murders of Women Workers Continues in Mexico Border City
Nearly 270 women have been raped and murdered in Juarez, Mexico since 1993, yet Mexican officials are still no closer to finding their killers....

10/22/2001 - Mexican Human Rights Lawyer Assassinated
Digna Ochoa y Placido, a leading human rights lawyer in Mexico, was shot dead in her office on Friday....

7/12/2000 - Mexican PAN Has Anti-Women's Rights Record
The recently elected right-wing National Action Party (PAN), led by president-elect Vicente Fox, has a disturbing history of hostility towards women's human rights....