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8/30/2000 - Woman In India Tortured For Two-Months Over Dowry
A 20-year old woman was chained to a bed, beaten and denied sufficient amounts of food for a period of two months by the family of her husband because of failure to meet the family's dowry demand....

8/30/2000 - Six-Year Old Northern Ireland Girl Abducted By Sex Attacker
A six-year old girl was taken from her hotel room and sexually assaulted on the hotel grounds while vacationing with her family in Majorca....

8/29/2000 - Women Integrate Bangladesh Armed Forces
Bangladesh has become the third South Asian country to integrate its armed forces by allowing women to serve as officers....

8/29/2000 - Taliban Observers Barred From Olympic Games
Last week, after denying the Talibans request to send athletes to the Sydney 2000 Olympics, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) agreed to allow two Afghan observers to attend the games....

8/29/2000 - Female Athletes And Viewers Central To Sydney Olympics
Women athletes will play a prominent role in the upcoming Sydney 2000 Olympic Games as 270 American women compete against 4,100 women from around the world, the largest number of females ever to compete in the games....

8/25/2000 - Saudi Arabia Will Sign CEDAW, With Restrictions
Saudi Arabia announced earlier this week that it would sign the Convention On the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)....

8/25/2000 - Workplace Obstacles For Women Force Government Birthrate Incentives
Japanese culture and work environment where business meetings often begin after 6:00 p.m., where working unpaid overtime is routine and expected, and where employee transfers to different cities are frequent, force many Japanese working women to prioritize their jobs over bearing and raising children....

8/25/2000 - Women Sweep High-Level Constitutional Posts In New Zealand
The recent appointment of former high court judge Dame Silvia Cartwright as governor general of New Zealand marks a significant victory for women, as all of the country's top constitutional posts are now held by females....

8/25/2000 - Smeal and Leno Unveil Back to School Campaign for Afghan Women and Girls
Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority Foundation, and Mavis Leno, chair of the Foundation's Campaign to Stop Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan unveiled a Back to School Campaign - a new initiative to raise public awareness of the brutal treatment of women and girls under the Taliban, which has banned them from attending schools, working or leaving their homes unaccompanied by a close male relative....

8/24/2000 - Smeal and Leno Unveil Back To School Campaign for Afghan Women and Girls
Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority Foundation, and Mavis Leno, chair of the Foundations Campaign to Stop Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan today unveiled a Back to School Campaign a new initiative to raise public awareness of the brutal treatment of women under the Taliban, which has banned women and girls from attending schools, working, or leaving their homes unaccompanied by a close male relative....

8/24/2000 - Hollywood Joins Feminist Majority Foundation Back to School Campaign for Afghan Women and Girls
Mavis Leno, chair of the Feminist Majority Foundation's Campaign to Stop Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan, joined by her husband Jay Leno, the Rugrat's Cheryl Chase, and Boy Meets World's Trina McGee-Davis, together with Katherine Spillar, national coordinator of the Feminist Majority Foundation, today unveiled a Back to School Campaign....

8/23/2000 - South African Women At Highest Risk For HIV/AIDS
HIV/AIDS, the leading cause of death in Africa, disproportionately affects African women....

8/23/2000 - Britain Supports Creation Of International Criminal Court
The British government is planning to announce later this week that it will support the creation of the International Criminal Court (ICC)....

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....