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7/1/2010 - New Survey Finds Widespread Gender Inequity, Despite Support for Equality
A survey conducted by the Pew Research Center's Global Attitudes Project in association with the International Herald Tribune recently found that while global support for gender equality is high, gender inequalities still exist in many countries....

3/9/2010 - International Women's Day Honored by Obamas, Solis
President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis were among those in the US government who honored International Women's Day yesterday. Among her remarks, Michelle Obama said, "We're here today not just to pay tribute to leaders and icons and household names...we honor the women who traveled those lonely roads to be the first ones in those courtrooms, to be the first ones in those boardrooms, to be the first ones on those playing fields, and to be the first ones on those battlefields." She continued and said we must "recommit ourselves to carrying on their work for our own daughters and granddaughters, and also for our sons and our grandsons too." President Obama listed a number of his administration's achievements within international women's issued, including "pursuing a global health strategy that makes important investments in child and maternal health," sponsoring "a UN resolution to increase protection for women and girls in conflict-torn countries," creating "the first Office of Global Women's Issues at the State Department," "investing $18 million to combat the unconscionable cruelties being committed against girls and women in the Democratic Republic of Congo," and more....

11/30/2009 - UN Launches Violence Against Women in Afghanistan Campaign
The UN announced a 16 day campaign to eliminate violence against women in Afghanistan in a press conference today....

7/29/2009 - Tanzania Opens Bank Designed to Empower Women
A new bank created to empower women opened this week in Tanzania....

7/9/2009 - UN Envoy Calls on Afghanistan to Fight Violence Against Women
Kai Eide, the United Nations Special Envoy to Afghanistan, urged Afghan leaders to fight violence against women at a meeting in Kabul where he announced a new UN report on the subject....

6/4/2009 - Obama Addresses Global Women's Rights in Cairo Speech
President Barack Obama addressed global women's rights in a speech he gave this morning in Cairo, Egypt....

4/21/2009 - Catholic Church Opposes British Contraceptive Program Trial
A pilot contraceptives program under development in England has already drawn criticism from the Catholic Church....

2/18/2009 - Sexual Exploitation the Most Common Form of Human Trafficking, Report Finds
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime has published findings showing that sexual exploitation and forced labor are the most common forms of human trafficking in the world....

12/15/2008 - Vatican Denounces Fertilization Treatments and Stem Cell Research
The Vatican issued a comprehensive doctrinal ethics guide Friday that reaffirms opposition to contraception, in vitro fertilization, embryonic stem cell research, genetic testing, and cloning....

1/15/2008 - United Arab Emirate Women to Gain Place in Courtroom
The United Arab Emirates is amending a law which will allow women to become federal prosecutors and judges....

12/20/2007 - New Mexico 15th State to Reject Federal Abstinence Only Funds
New Mexico joined 14 other states in rejecting federal Title V matching funds for abstinence only education programs on Wednesday....

5/7/2007 - Women Leaders Converge To Discuss Lack of Equity in Academia
On May 2, Harvard's president-elect, Drew Gilpin Faust, gathered four current and former women presidents of Ivy League schools to participate in a coffee-table panel on the position of women in academia....

3/29/2007 - Ms. Hosts Successful Forum on Afghanistan
The state of Afghan women and girls and the need for better US policies in Afghanistan were the focus of a community forum hosted by Ms....

3/19/2007 - Anti-War Protestors Gathered Around the World
Anti-war protesters across the country and around the world gathered Saturday to mark the four-year anniversary of the war in Iraq....

3/15/2007 - New Bills Would Facilitate HIV Research
Bills introduced in the Senate and House would increase AIDS medical research....

3/13/2007 - Two Iranian Feminists Still Jailed
Prominent Iranian women's rights leaders Shadi Sadr and Mahboubeh Abbasgholizadeh remain in jail after being arrested for peacefully protesting on March 4....

2/27/2007 - Nigeria Considers Ban on Homosexuality
The Nigerian House of Representatives held public hearings last week on a bill that would criminalize all expressions and forms of homosexuality in Nigeria....

2/23/2007 - SD Senate Nixes New Abortion Ban
South Dakota senators in the State Affairs Committee voted 8 to 1 on Wednesday to kill, a proposed ban on abortion similar to the one rejected by voters last year....

2/12/2007 - Portugal Abortion Referendum Fails, Government Moves to Legalize
After a referendum on Portugal's strict abortion laws failed due to low voter turn-out, the country's Socialist government has announced that it will work to legalize abortion in the first 10 weeks of pregnancy....

2/1/2007 - Trials on HIV Microbicide Gels Halted
Two full-scale trials on topical microbicides that were designed to prevent HIV infection during sexual intercourse have been stopped, due to safety reasons....

1/31/2007 - Chile: President Resumes Free EC Program
Chilean President Michelle Bachelet signed a decree on Monday that will resume a program to give free birth control, including emergency contraception (EC), to all women aged 14 and older....

1/24/2007 - Israeli President Takes Leave of Absence Following Rape, Harassment Charges
Israeli President Moshe Katsav announced to parliament this morning that he will take a leave of absence following the attorney general's decision to charge Katsav with rape, harassment, sexual relations involving the abuse of power, obstruction of justice, and illegally accepting gifts....

1/16/2007 - Afghanistan: Drought-Stricken Villagers Resort to Selling Child-Brides
A second drought in Afghanistan has affected over two-and-a-half million villagers, some of whom are selling their young daughters as brides in order to feed and clothe their families....

1/9/2007 - Women and Africa, Paramount for New Female Director-General of WHO
Margaret Chan, the newly-elected Director-General of the UN World Health Organization (WHO), recently announced an agenda for her term centered around women�s health....

1/4/2007 - New Roles for Women Leaders Worldwide
In the past month, women across the world have been moving into new and groundbreaking political leadership positions....