Issues / Women
Although the World Trade Organization (WTO) ministerial failed to produce a new round of trade expansion, prior commitments made by countries in the Uruguay Round (which launched the WTO in 1994) meant that negotiations would continue in 2000 to liberalize both agricultural trade and trade in services.
Compulsory licensing and parallel importing policies could help developing country governments make essential medicines more affordable to their citizens.
Over the past 30 years, study after study by academics, development practitioners, and international agencies has demonstrated the seemingly self-evident fact that women are equal to men, and sometimes surpass men, in contributing to social and economic development.
In response to Harvard Professor Samuel Huntington's now infamous argument predicting a future full of clashes between civilizations, the world's liberals responded with a call for a civilizational dialogue.
Immigration and human rights groups are hoping that a legal brief they have submitted to Attorney General John Ashcroft will persuade him to uphold a proposed Clinton administration policy that women who have suffered severe domestic abuse in their homeland may be granted political asylum in the United States.
Women workers are good for trade, but is trade good for women workers?
When President Bush took the oath of office, one pledge he didn't make that he should have was to stop the torture.
Will the parliamentary elections deepen democracy in Afghanistan?
There is skepticism around Bush's plan to prevent HIV infections, as stated in his latest State of the Union address.
With all this talk of freedom, it is important to ask the question, how are Afghan women enduring American-style freedom?