Steve Allen, considered one of the foremost wits of the entertainment industry and founder of the Tonight Show, died Monday, October 30. Allen, along with his wife Jane Meadows, was a supporter of the Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF). "He was a great supporter of human rights causes," said Peg Yorkin, Chair of the Board of FMF. Allen and Meadows emceed the Stop Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan Gala Event in New York City in October of 1999, an event to raise awareness about the human rights abuses committed by the Taliban.
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. . . .