Over four hundred women held a rally in Tokyo on Sunday to show support for and discuss the United Nation's Fourth World Conference on Women. Some women called on the Japanese government to use the national census surveys to draw more attention and re search to gender inequalities. Other women pointed to the recent rape of a twelve year-old Okinawan girl by three United States military servicemen as evidence of the need to reduce American's military presence in Japan. And some professors claimed that teachers paid little attention to gender issues. The overall goal of the rally was to make the Beijing plan better known and realized throughout Japan.
Media Resources: Source: Newshound, San Jose Mercury News - October 31, 1995
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. . . .