Today™ Show: Stop Gender Apartheid NY Event Tonight
Mavis Leno, wife of comedian Jay Leno, was interviewed this morning by Katie Couric of NBC's Today show about FMF’s Campaign to Stop Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan. The interview was held in preparation for an educational event being held tonight, October 18, at 7:30pm at 541 Lexington Avenue in New York City. The fundraiser will be attended by a host of celebrities, including Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, Geena Davis, Cybill Sheperd, and Renee Zellweger.
Proceeds will go to support FMF’s Campaign to Stop Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan. The Campaign has already had a major impact on U.S. policy towards Afghanistan, helping to double the number of Afghan refugees allowed in to the U.S. each year and to stop the U.S. and U.N. from recognizing the Taliban as the official government of Afghanistan. The Campaign has also helped several families whose lives were threatened by the Taliban gain refugee status in the U.S.
Media Resources: Feminist Majority Foundation - October 18, 1999
11/25/2015 Afghan Women Launch 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence - Afghanistan marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and begun participating in the worldwide 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, which is being called in Afghanistan "Peace from Home to the World." During the launch day's event, which was attended by government officials, including First Lady Rula Ghani and women's rights activists, speakers expressed their commitment to ending violence against women.
First Lady, Rula Ghani gave a speech on ending violence against women and supporting women by stating that "war often leads society towards violence and this violence is in violation of human dignity. . . .