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3/16/2010 - Gender Quota Introduced for T-Mobile Parent Company
Deutsche Telekom, the German telecommunications giant behind T-Mobile, announced plans Monday to introduce a gender quota for management positions....

12/16/2009 - Sexual Harassment Pervasive in Arab Countries
Activists from 17 Arab countries met in Cairo for a groundbreaking conference to address the pervasive sexual harassment of women in the region this week....

10/14/2009 - Kuwaiti Lawmaker Intends to Overturn Sharia Mandates in Election Law
Rula Dashti, a female Kuwaiti lawmaker, proposed an amendment on Sunday to overturn an election law that requires women in parliament to follow sharia law....

10/8/2009 - Egyptian Cleric's Plan to Ban Veils Sparks Controversy
The head of Egypt's top educational institution is facing criticism from fellow Islamic leaders after he declared his intention to bar women wearing face veils from attending class....

8/13/2009 - Immigrant Workers Win Suit against Employers
Two women hired to work as nannies won a federal lawsuit last week against their employers....

6/8/2009 - Incidence of Rape in Democratic Republic of Congo Soaring
The number of rapes reported in Sud-Kivu, an eastern province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), in the last three months was more than half the total number of incidents reported there last year....

5/21/2009 - Nepal's Supreme Court Orders Expanded Abortion Access
The Supreme Court of Nepal ruled yesterday that the Nepalese government must enact legislation that guarantees women's access to safe abortion services....

4/22/2009 - Shirin Ebadi to Defend Roxana Saberi
Irans Nobel Laureate Dr Shirin Ebadi will defend Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi during her appeal of an espionage conviction in Iran....

3/13/2009 - Women's Marine Team Conducts First Mission in Afghanistan
A team of all-female marines who are part of the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force in Afghanistan has conducted their first mission....

11/14/2008 - Increasing Attention on Sex Selection in India
Sex selection practices are gaining increased visibility and criticism in India, where the sex ratio has declined significantly....

10/28/2008 - Egypt Finally Convicts a Sexual Harasser
In an unprecedented ruling, an Egyptian man, Sharif Gommaa, was sentenced Tuesday to three years in jail with hard labor for sexually harassing and groping a woman in the streets of Cairo....

9/8/2008 - Four Women's Rights Activists Jailed in Iran
Four Iranian women's rights activists have been sentenced to six months in jail for "spreading propaganda" against Islam....

8/7/2008 - International AIDS Conference 2008 to Close Friday
Friday is the final day of the XVII International AIDS Conference in Mexico City....

2/26/2008 - UN and US Lawmakers Fight Forced Marriage
The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) launched a Week of Action against Child Marriage on Capitol Hill yesterday....

2/4/2008 - Major Report Reveals Afghanistan Faltering
The Afghan Study Group (ASG), composed of a bipartisan group of leading scholars and experts on Afghanistan, released a report yesterday stating that "the mission to stabilize Afghanistan is faltering"....

1/14/2008 - Norwegian Women Break into the Boardroom
Norwegian law now requires publicly listed corporations to have at least 40 percent women on their boards of directors....

9/13/2007 - Japanese Prime Minister Who Denied Military�s Role in Forced Prostitution Resigns
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe resigned Wednesday, just three days after the start of the country�s parliamentary sessions....

9/11/2007 - Sonia Gandhi Visits Women's Empowerment Conference in Kashmir
Sonia Gandhi, chair of India's governing party, addressed nearly 5,000 women at a Women's Empowerment Conference in Kashmir on Monday....

5/24/2007 - Bill Including Major Provisions for Afghan Women Moves Out of Committee
A comprehensive bill for assistance, stability, and security in Afghanistan was introduced in the House and voted out of the House Foreign Affairs Committee by a unanimous voice vote yesterday....

5/1/2007 - Japanese Court Denies Compensation for Comfort Women
Japan's Supreme Court acknowledged on Friday that women had been coerced into sex slavery by the Japanese military during World War II, but the court still rejected claims for compensation....

2/23/2007 - Finally! Equal Pay for Equal Play at Wimbledon
Thirty-nine years after the famed Wimbledon tennis tournament first became a professional event, women singles players will finally receive prize money equal to that of their male counterparts. When Billie Jean King was the "ladies" singles champion at the famed British venue in 1968, she received 750 British pounds, while men's champion Rod Layer won 2,000....

1/3/2007 - House Democrats Poised to Introduce Mariana Islands Wage Hike Bill
House Democrats, led by Education and Workforce Committee Chairman George Miller (CA), intend to introduce legislation early in the new Congress that would raise the minimum wage for workers in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands....

12/14/2006 - Canadian Women�s Minister Says Her Office Hinders Equality
The Canadian Status of Women Minister Bev Oda said that the government will remove the word "equality" from her program�s mandate in order to achieve equality in every government department....

8/3/2006 - Pakistan to Consider Amending Rape Laws
The Pakistani parliament will consider and likely approve a bill that would ease overly strict restrictions applied under Islamic law that make it nearly impossible to prove a woman has been raped....

7/6/2006 - Amnesty May Be Granted to Ugandan Responsible for Kidnapping, Sex Slavery
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni announced Tuesday that if peace talks are successful, he will grant amnesty to Joseph Kony, head of a Ugandan terrorist organization, despite the atrocities Kony has committed over the past 19 years....