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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 2000 | ALEX FIELD
A rally marking International Women's Day and protesting the lack of support in the U.S. Senate for an international treaty that protects the rights of women will be held Wednesday at the Ventura County Government Center. The rally will begin at noon. Several community groups are involved, including the Ventura chapter of Amnesty International, the Green Party of Ventura County, Soroptimist International of Ventura and the Ventura County chapter of the United Nations Assn.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 1999 | HILARY E. MacGREGOR
A Latina nonprofit organization will celebrate International Women's Day on Sunday at Mission College with two lectures on historical Mexicana and Chicana activists. Comision Feminil San Fernando Valley, an offshoot of the Los Angeles group of the same name, works to promote and recognize Latinas in education. In that vein, Shirlene Soto, Cal State Northridge history professor, will speak about Mexican activists of this century.
NEWS
March 7, 1997
Nine remarkable females ranging in age from 11 to 104 will be honored Wednesday at the fifth annual International Women's Day Celebration at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles. Observed elsewhere in the world each March 8 for nearly a century, International Women's Day has only recently received official status in this country. This year's honorees are: * Brenda Blethyn, actor nominated for an Oscar for "Secrets & Lies."
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March 8, 1996 | DUANE NORIYUKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was one of many periods of rage and chaos in Poland, and lives were being swept away by tides of political turmoil. With no way to chart a course, Beata Pozniak, with the willingness of a child, raised sail and awaited the wind of dreams. They carried her first to England with her parents, then back to Gdansk with only her mother and, finally, alone to America.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1995
Marlene Adler Marks (Commentary, March 8) makes a number of assumptions which are unfounded regarding "liberal" women. Liberal women and feminists are not "weary" and tired of their own agenda. Most women we are in touch with at the Feminist Majority are fighting mad at what is happening to the social fabric of the country. Newt Gingrich and the House are acting disgracefully regarding children and those citizens least able to fight their heartless agenda. No feminist and very few liberal women will vote for a presidential candidate such as Gov. Pete Wilson who is unabashedly against affirmative action, which has helped women more than anyone else in our society.
NEWS
March 9, 1995 | MARY WILLIAMS WALSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a speech commemorating International Women's Day, First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton unveiled some details of a new, $100-million U.S. initiative to promote literacy among girls in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The plan was the first concrete measure announced at the U.N. World Summit for Social Development, a huge anti-poverty gathering here this week.
NEWS
March 8, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The United Nations marks the annual observance of International Women's Day today, at a time when women and girls worldwide face limited access to education, employment, health care and even food. Several human rights reports said: Women continue to be slaves, spoils of war, victims of mutilation and targets of rape by soldiers and outlaws. And many governments either turn their heads or tacitly condone the abuses while laws and cultures promote lower stature for women.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1993 | SOMINI SENGUPTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than 70 women, most dressed in funereal black, marched through Westwood on Monday in solidarity with rape victims in Bosnia-Herzegovina, calling on the U.S. government and the international community to prosecute the rape of Bosnian women as a war crime. Following a mock coffin draped with a red banner that read "20,000 Women Raped," members of the Women's Coalition Against Ethnic Cleansing and the Women's Action Coalition staged the observance on International Women's Day.
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August 29, 1985 | KATHLEEN HENDRIX, Times Staff Writer
The Peace Caravan was in town last weekend. The Coachman-model Chevy van, decorated with peace slogans and outfitted with pamphlets, posters, petitions and paraphernalia relating to international feminism and world peace, has been on the road since May, 1984, making its way around the towns, villages, shopping centers and cities of the United States. Alice Wiser, from Canada, and Simone Wilkinson, from the Isle of Wight in the United Kingdom, picked it up in Grand Rapids, Mich.
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