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    Future of the Women's Rights Movement

    Eleanor Smeal talked about the Feminist Majority Foundation, which focuses on issues including women’s equality and reproductive health and publishes Ms. Magazine. She discussed…

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    Women in the Civil Rights Movement, Part 2

    Leaders of the civil rights movement discussed the contribution women have made to the movement to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington. They focused on the…

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    Eleanor Smeal on Gender and Compensation

    Eleanor Smeal spoke about gender issues in the workplace and statistics on employment compensation. She talked about the Working Families Flexibility Act, saying that it undermines…

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    Democracy and Women's Rights

    The National Constitution Center and the National Women’s History Project celebrated the 85th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing women the right to…

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    YWCA National Conference and Annual General Assembly

    Dolores Huerta spoke about her experiences organizing unions and immigration issues.  In 1962, Cesar Chavez founded the National Farm Workers Association, which later became the United…

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    Reporting and Investigation of Rape Cases

    Witnesses testified about government information gathering of rape data on reported rapes and victimization surveys. They focused on problems in data gathering as well as the need to…

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    Memorial Service for Dorothy Height

    Celebration of Life Service for Dr. Dorothy Height’s life story was told through stories, videos, photos and readings shared by her many friends and colleagues. 

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    Challenges Facing Women

    Gloria Steinem and others spoke at a conference on women’s issues. They spoke about progress made by the feminist movement and challenges still facing women. Among the…

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    Women's Issues and the Obama Administration

    White House advisers on women’s issues addressed a summit hosted by the Feminist Majority Foundation in partnership with the YWCA. They talked about the challenges facing women…

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    Afghan Women and Girls

    Dr. Sima Samar reviewed the human rights conditions in Afghanistan, especially the deteriorating conditions of Afghan women and girls. Eleanor Smeal announced a new campaign to…

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    Anti-War Rally

    Policy makers, activists, and others participated in a march on the National Mall in opposition to war in Iraq and President Bush’s plans to send additional forces to Iraq to assist…

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    Reproductive Rights for Women

    As part of the national conference, panelists discussed preserving and expanding abortion access for women. Topics included Asian Pacific American women’s rights, the…

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    Pro-Choice Candelight Vigil

    Pro-choice activists from the National Organization for Women and other organizations spoke about the fight for women’s reproductive freedom at a candlelight vigil commemorating the…

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    Alito Supreme Court Nomination

    Leaders from women’s organizations and university students spoke to reporters in opposition to the U.S. Supreme Court nomination of Judge Samuel Alito. They talked about concerns…

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    Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood Reactions

    Participants, lawmakers, and interested parties spoke to reporters on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court following oral arguments in Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood of New England. br/ In June…

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    Roberts Nomination Hearing Reactions

    Outside of the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing room, Senator Schumer and hearing witnesses spoke to reporters about United States Supreme Court nominee Judge John…

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    Roberts Confirmation Hearing Reactions

    A compilation of reactions to testimony in confirmation hearings for Judge John Roberts to replace Chief Justice Rehnquist on the Supreme Court was shown. Committee members and…

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    Justice for Women and Changes in the Supreme Court

    The National Capital Chapter of the Older Women’s League hosted a discussion on the impact of changes in the United States Supreme Court on women. Leaders from several…

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    Reaction to Supreme Court Nomination

    Leaders of pro-choice organizations spoke to reporters outside the U.S. Capitol about their opposition to President Bush’s nomination of Judge John Roberts as a replacement for…

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    Supreme Court Vacancy and Women

    Speakers talk about the potential impact on women of a Supreme Court vacancy created by the retirement of Justice O’Connor, potential future Bush administration nominees, and the…

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