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8/23/2000 - Lung Disease Rate Among Women Rising
A recent report reveals that chronic lung disease among women has almost doubled in seven years due to heavy smoking....

8/22/2000 - Singapore Offers Financial Incentives For Maternity Leave
In an effort to increase fertility and replenish the country's population, the Singaporean government is offering substantial incentives to women to bear more children....

8/22/2000 - British Study Contradicts Fear Of Increased Clotting From Pill Use
Contrary to popular beliefs about the birth control pill, a recent British Medical Journal study showed that new types of pills, specifically third generation pills introduced in the 1990's, do not increase the risk of blood clots....

8/22/2000 - Women In Southern Africa Score Political Power
The 1997 gender equality mandate for Southern Africa, better known as the Declaration on Gender and Development, spearheaded a movement in which women can embark on the decision-making process with equal footing....

8/21/2000 - Taliban Target Afghan Widows Unmercifully
The Taliban militia's harsh new policies are compromising the lives of thousands of Afghan widows....

8/18/2000 - Violence Against Women Prevention Projects Hindered by Lack of Funds
United Nations agencies are feeling the repercussion of a growing problem witnessed in the global women's movement - lack of resources to support and fund women's projects....

8/18/2000 - Olympic Committee Rejects Taliban Plea
The International Olympic Committee officially rejected the Taliban's appeal to participate in the 2000 Sydney Olympics on the basis that the Taliban militia is not internationally recognized as a legitimate ruling group....

8/18/2000 - Birth Control Pill Celebrates Four Decades
Four decades after its introduction, more than 100 million women across the globe take the birth control pill....

8/18/2000 - Female Genital Mutilation Continues Underground in Tanzania
Those seeking to abolish female genital mutilation (FGM) in Tanzania confront new obstacles as communities practicing FGM begin to carry out the practice underground....

8/15/2000 - Taliban Seeks Inclusion In Sydney Olympic Games
Members of the Taliban militia in Afghanistan have issued a plea to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to be included in the upcoming Sydney Olympics, claiming they will serve as messengers of peace. The Taliban, which was suspended from the IOC in 1998, has been anything but peaceful since it took over Afghanistan by force in 1996....

8/15/2000 - South African Rape Rate Soars
A recent Medical Research Council study of South Africa found that incidents of rape may be as much as ten times higher than the previously reported 240 per 100,000 rapes annually....

8/15/2000 - War Crimes Tribunal Established In Sierra Leone
The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously yesterday to establish a war crimes tribunal for Sierra Leone....

8/14/2000 - Mexican Legislators Deny Access To Abortion In Rape Case
President-elect Vicente Fox, of the Roman Catholic Church-supported National Action Party (PAN), is forced to make clear his position on abortion due to the recent case of Paulina del Carmen....

8/14/2000 - Women File First Class-Action Harassment Suit In South Korea
Combating pervasive and "degrading" sexual harassment from their bosses, 270 women union members sued their employers at a Seoul hotel in an unprecedented class-action harassment suit....

8/14/2000 - Convicted Pedophile Walks Away Free In Britain
A convicted pedophile in Britain will not have to serve his sentence for sexually assaulting one of his female students....

8/14/2000 - Women Win $745 Million In Lawsuit Against Bosnian War Criminal
Survivors of rape and torture won $745 million in a verdict against former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic....

8/11/2000 - Women In The Middle East Fight To Boost Their Status And Human Rights
Womens rights advocates in the Middle East are fighting to end honor killings, polygamy, and repressive marriage laws....

8/11/2000 - Women In Burkina Faso Demand Fair Share Of Debt Cancellation Benefits
Although women constitute 52 percent of Burkina Fasos population and contribute to 80 percent of the agricultural production, they may not receive their fair share of a 700 million dollar debt cancellation benefit....

8/11/2000 - Women In Brazil Visible In Local Elections, But Absent In National Politics
In three of Brazils state capitals women are running against women for the seat of mayor, a refreshing indicator that womens participation in local politics is flourishing....

8/11/2000 - New Zealand Considers Monitoring Sex Offenders
The New Zealand government may make sweeping changes to its current policy towards sex offenders....

8/10/2000 - Two Garment Workers Killed While Protesting In Bangladesh
Two Bangladeshi women garment workers were crushed under the wheels of a speeding minivan that was being chased by the police in the capital Dhaka on August 8th....

8/10/2000 - Women In India Face Violence And Human Rights Abuses
Violence against women in India is increasing, and basic rights, such as the right to choose whether to marry, continue to be denied....

8/10/2000 - U.S. Troops Will Train Africans To Fight Sierra Leone Rebels
Hundreds of U.S....

8/8/2000 - Women Protest Anti-Abortion Law in Mexico
Hundreds of Mexican women protested anti-abortion legislation that passed in Mexicos Guanajuato state, which is governed by President-elect Vicente Foxs conservative National Action Party (PAN)....

8/8/2000 - Women in India Rally for Quota in Parliament
Women protesters rallied in Indias capital on August 8th, urging passage of legislation that would reserve one-third of seats in parliament and state legislatures for women....