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11/9/2015 - Taliban Takeover of Kunduz Hurt Women and the Media
By: Payk Investigative Journalism Center At the end of September, the Taliban took control of the city of Kunduz....

6/17/2010 - Canadian Women Protest Lack of Funding for Family Planning and Abortion in Global Health Initiative
Demonstrators gathered in downtown Montreal on Sunday to protest Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's decision not to fund family planning and abortion services in Canada's G8 Health Initiative for women and children in the developing world....

3/18/2010 - Canada's Foreign Aid Plan Will Not Include Birth Control
Canadian government officials stated this week that their initiative to save the lives of women and children in developing nations will not include family planning supplies or services of any sort....

10/30/2009 - Experts Urge Russia to Change AIDS Policy
As Moscow hosts the Third Eastern Europe and Central Asia AIDS Conference (EECAAC), AIDS professionals have focused on the Russian Government’s failure to fund and promote effective HIV/AIDS prevention programs....

6/24/2009 - Iranian Women a Major Force in Election Protests
As protests continue over Iran's presidential election results, women are playing a major role in the public uprising....

2/5/2008 - Filipino Women Fight Contraception Ban
Citizens from low-income communities in the Philippines filed suit last week against the Mayor of Manila over the citys eight year ban on contraceptives....

10/4/2007 - Women�s Groups Condemn New Draft of Turkish Constitution
More than 80 women�s groups have voiced strong opposition to the new draft constitution in Turkey, which describes women as a 'vulnerable group in need of protection.' The draft document also drops the current constitution�s clause requiring the government to ensure equality for all....

3/20/2006 - Chechnya's New Prime Minister Mandates Headscarves for Women
On his fourth day in office as Chechnya's prime minister, Ramzan Kadyrov banned women from appearing without headscarves in official institutions....

7/16/2004 - State Department Refuses to Fund the UNFPA
Secretary of State Colin Powell sent a letter to Congress today stating that the United States will not fund the UNFPA for 2004....

3/31/2004 - Women's Bill Introduced in Pakistan
A bill to abolish laws that discriminate against women in Pakistan has been presented before Pakistan's parliament....

2/25/2004 - A Look at the U.S. Global AIDS Policy
The United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act of 2003, which became law in May some 17 years after the federal government made its first investments in the fight against HIV/AIDS overseas, is the first comprehensive articulation of U.S....

8/27/2003 - State Dept. Cuts International HIV/AIDS Program Funding
In a now familiar move, the US State Department yesterday said it would halt government funding for an HIV/AIDS program serving African and Asian refugees....

7/10/2003 - Boxer Amendment to Reverse Global Gag Rule Passes Senate
After Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) delivered an impassioned speech from the Senate floor yesterday criticizing President Bush's global gag rule for punishing the "poorest of the poor" and putting women around the world "at risk," her amendment to the State Department authorization bill to repeal the so-called "Mexico City Policy", passed the Senate....

3/6/2003 - Afghanistan: Injustices Against Women and Girls Persist
Despite some measures of progress following the Talibans fall from power in late 2001, Afghan women and girls continue to suffer brutal acts of violence and inequality, according to a United Nations (UN) report released today....

12/10/2002 - Indigenous Women of the Americas Meet at Summit
The First Indigenous Women Summit of the Americas drew around 350 attendees to Oaxaca, Mexico, from November 30 December 4....

8/31/2001 - White House Position Threatens Progress of U.N. Conference on Children
In a continuing effort to appease his Right Wing political base, President Bush is alienating some of the U.S.s most supportive allies abroad and threatening the focus of the U.N....

5/22/2001 - Taliban to Force Religious Minorities in Afghanistan to Wear Yellow
The terrorist Taliban regime has requested a religious edict or fatwa to force non-Muslim religious minorities in Afghanistan to wear yellow garb so they may be singled out by all....

12/4/2000 - European Parliament Declares Taliban Isolation In EU
The European Parliament requested all member states in the European Union to withhold non-humanitarian economic support from the Taliban and urge Pakistan to immediately stop its military support to the regime....

7/20/2000 - Indonesian Men Reluctant to Take Part in Family Planning
Less than six percent of Indonesia's contraceptive users are men, leaving nearly all Indonesian women with full responsibilities for preventing pregnancy....