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February 3, 1994 | Associated Press
Women around the world are being subject to widespread abuses ranging from denial of the vote to mutilation and murder, says the State Department's annual report on global human rights. The report includes a country-by-country look at conditions affecting women. Several of the 193 country reports were released this week, with the full study to be published later.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 2000 | EDWARD J. BOYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was a scandal as close as a bedroom closet--an outrage hovering there among familiar sportswear, dresses, jeans, hats and shirts. Few consumers, if any, could have been aware that some of their most prized clothing had been manufactured in an El Monte sweatshop where Thai workers toiled in virtual slavery behind locked doors and razor wire.
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March 27, 1994 | JILL LAWRENCE, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Lydia Oluloro won't have to make the choice she dreaded: Returning to Nigeria alone, or returning with her young daughters, which would put them at great risk of genital mutilation. A judge in Seattle dropped deportation proceedings against her last week, ruling that it was more important to spare her daughters from mutilation than to respect ancient rituals. Oluloro, 32, is in the country illegally; her children are American citizens. U.S.
NEWS
March 27, 1994 | JILL LAWRENCE, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Lydia Oluloro won't have to make the choice she dreaded: Returning to Nigeria alone, or returning with her young daughters, which would put them at great risk of genital mutilation. A judge in Seattle dropped deportation proceedings against her last week, ruling that it was more important to spare her daughters from mutilation than to respect ancient rituals. Oluloro, 32, is in the country illegally; her children are American citizens. U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 2000 | EDWARD J. BOYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was a scandal as close as a bedroom closet--an outrage hovering there among familiar sportswear, dresses, jeans, hats and shirts. Few consumers, if any, could have been aware that some of their most prized clothing had been manufactured in an El Monte sweatshop where Thai workers toiled in virtual slavery behind locked doors and razor wire.
NEWS
November 22, 1998
Mavis Leno's work on behalf of women in Afghanistan is to be applauded as much as Jay Leno's monologues. In patriarchal societies, women's freedom is considered subversive, taboo. The human rights of women are not taken into account because women are seen as belonging to their governments, husbands and children. We can only hope that a public figure such as Mavis Leno will bring urgent attention to these issues. Women and girls must be given their rights, education, medical care, protection from violence and respect as human beings.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 1991 | GREG HERNANDEZ
Rancho Santiago College will honor women from throughout the county for their contributions to the community on Friday at its eighth annual Women of Achievement Awards. This year's award recipients are: Jo Cains, director of community relations for KOCE-TV Channel 50; Lorri Galloway, executive director and founder of the Eli Home Inc.
OPINION
June 24, 2002
Robert Scheer's June 18 commentary makes the mistake of many who are not themselves members of the Catholic Church. They view the church as a social club or the religious equivalent of any well-intentioned charitable organization. The sins of some, or even of many, are not reason to abandon the ideals of its founder. Scheer includes "condom distribution, as well as the fundamental human rights of women to make their own decisions about their bodies" as part of a sweeping indictment of the church's centuries-held moral teachings.
WORLD
April 3, 2009 | Associated Press
Human rights groups and some Afghan lawmakers criticized President Hamid Karzai on Thursday for signing into law legislation that some believe legalizes the rape of a wife by her husband and prevents women from leaving the house without a man's permission. Critics say the law undermines hard-won rights for women enacted after the fall of the Taliban regime.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 1995
"If there is one message that echoes forth from this conference, let it be that human rights are women's rights and women's rights are human rights." With that, Hillary Rodham Clinton crystallized the issues that have brought tens of thousands of women to Beijing for the U.N. Fourth World Conference on Women. Her speech on Tuesday helped to refocus attention on conference matters: education, health care, reproductive rights, violence against women and girls and denial of human rights.
NEWS
February 3, 1994 | Associated Press
Women around the world are being subject to widespread abuses ranging from denial of the vote to mutilation and murder, says the State Department's annual report on global human rights. The report includes a country-by-country look at conditions affecting women. Several of the 193 country reports were released this week, with the full study to be published later.
OPINION
October 8, 1995 | CATHERINE O'NEILL, Catherine O'Neill of Los Angeles is co-founder of the Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children
His manner is beatific, he said some profoundly important things last week in New York and he's a great showman even if his age is showing. But why is Pope John Paul II addressing the United Nations? The Pope's talks are more appropriately made at cathedrals and large public arenas. The religion he heads--the one in which I was schooled for 16 years and served as a teacher in a Catholic school--is just that, a religion.
OPINION
October 31, 2004
It's amazing that Bill Clinton can come out and stump for John Kerry, stating that the Republican Party is using fear and doom and gloom to scare the people of this country. The way I see it, Kerry has been complaining since he started running for office. He has told blacks their votes are going to be suppressed, the economy is tanking, the war is going bad and the sky is falling, but Kerry has a plan to make everything right. He has made so many promises that he won't be able to keep them all. On the other hand, President Bush has kept an optimistic view of the situations facing this country throughout the debates and his stump speeches.
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