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6/27/2003 - Women on Waves Performs First Abortion in International Waters
Women on Waves successfully performed the first abortion in international waters off the coast of Poland yesterday....

6/20/2003 - FMF Assists Women on Waves in Poland
Women on Waves (WOW), a non-profit organization based in the Netherlands whose mission is to prevent unwanted pregnancy and unsafe abortions throughout the world, arrives today in Poland - where access to abortion is extremely restricted - to provide abortion and reproductive health services to women on a specially equipped ship....

2/6/2003 - Six Female Judges Elected to International Criminal Court
Six women and one man were elected to the 18-member International Criminal Court (ICC) after the first round of voting on Tuesday....

1/31/2003 - EU Accession Treaty: Catholics Call for Protection of Polands Abortion Policies
The Roman Catholic Church in Poland is demanding that the treaty allowing its accession to the European Union (EU) contain language stipulating Polands freedom to set its own abortion policy....

1/9/2003 - Polish Women Push For Loosening of Anti-Abortion Law
Polish womens groups on Tuesday demanded a loosening of the countrys anti-abortion law, marking the 10th anniversary of the legislation....

8/13/2002 - Priest Scandal Extends Worldwide; Catholic Heartland of Ireland Reels With Revelations
After years of sexually abusing young boys while leaders of the Catholic church looked the other way, a prominent Irish priest was arraigned on 29 charges of sodomy, indecent assault and gross indecency showing that the scandal that has rocked the church in the US extends even as far as the devoutly Catholic stronghold of Ireland....

6/4/2002 - Switzerland Liberalizes Abortion Laws
Voters in Switzerland approved the decriminalization of abortion in a pivotal decision that Swiss Justice Minister Ruth Metzler called a historic victory for women. In an effort to challenge a law passed by Swiss lawmakers last year, an anti-abortion coalition brought a referendum before voters Sunday....

4/17/2002 - Vatican Focuses on US Pedophile Priests Despite Worldwide Abuses
The Vatican has called a summit of U.S....

4/11/2002 - ICC Ratified by 66 Countries, Will Begin Operation in July
Ten nations ratified the International Criminal Court (ICC) today bringing the total number of nations to ratify the 1998 Rome treaty to 66, meaning that the ICC will finally enter into force this July....

4/2/2002 - Irish Bishop Resigns
One of Irelands most well-known bishops, Bishop Brendan Comiskey, announced his resignation yesterday amid allegations that he protected a pedophile priest from prosecution....

3/27/2002 - Women on Waves Founder Discusses Global Abortion Rights
The Feminist Majority Foundation featured Dr....

3/19/2002 - UN Human Rights Official to Step Down in September
Mary Robinson announced that she will not seek another term as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and will instead vacate the office when her appointment ends in September....

3/8/2002 - Irish Anti-Abortion Referendum Defeated
Irish voters narrowly defeated a referendum that would have increased the prohibitions on when women in Ireland are permitted to seek an abortion....

2/1/2002 - Irish Roman Catholic Orders Offer $110 Million to Victims of Abuse
Eighteen Catholic religious orders in Ireland offered Wednesday to pay $110 million to children who were physically and sexually abused by nuns and priests while they lived in the Churchs schools and child care centers....

10/9/2001 - Founder of Women on Waves Visits Feminist Majority Foundation
Dr....

6/15/2001 - FMF Assists Launch of Women on Waves
Women on Waves arrived yesterday in Dublin, Ireland, where abortion is illegal, to provide abortion and reproductive health services to women on a specially equipped ship....

6/13/2001 - 3 Women MPs Elected in N. Ireland
Three women won historic seats in Northern Irelands House of Commons this week....

6/11/2001 - FMFs Clinic Project Assists Women on Waves
Women on Waves left the Netherlands today to travel to international waters off the shores of Ireland, where abortion is illegal, to provide abortion and reproductive health services to women on a specially equipped vessel....

8/1/2000 - Abortion Controversy in Ireland Provokes Rape Debate
Ireland's Attorney General Michael McDowell claimed on July 30th that women would make false rape accusations if the Irish government allowed survivors of rape to have abortions....

7/24/2000 - Irish Women Have More Late Abortions
Irish women are nearly three times as likely to have late abortions than British women, according to the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS)....

6/26/2000 - Extension of UK Abortion Law to Northern Ireland Defeated
Pro and anti abortion forces demonstrated outside of Parliament in Northern Ireland on Tuesday over the possible extension of Great Britain's 1967 Abortion Act to Ireland....

2/27/1997 - Ireland Permits Divorce for First Time in 76 Years
For the first time since 1921, Ireland has made divorce permissible by a Constitutional amendment....