Mavis Leno, national chair of the Feminist Majority Foundation’s Campaign to Stop Gender Apartheid, was the keynote speaker at the opening ceremonies of American Medical Women’s Association’s annual meeting. This year’s AMWA meeting (November 1 – 5, 2000) will focus on human rights’ impact on women’s health and universal health care. The AMWA strongly opposes the Taliban militia’s violations of Afghan women’s rights. The terrorist regime restricts women’s access to healthcare and prohibits women from working outside the home, pursuing an education or leaving her home without a male relative escort. To learn more about the Taliban’s oppression of women and girls in Afghanistan, please visit the Feminist Majority Foundation’s Stop Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan Campaign.
Media Resources: PRNewsire – October 31, 2000; Feminist Majority Foundation
1/27/2016 Taiwan Elects First Woman President - In a landslide victory, the leader of Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Tsai Ing-wen won the country's presidential election, becoming the first woman in Taiwan's history to hold the position.
Emphasizing her party's commitment to maintaining Taiwan's independence from China, Tsai won over young voters eager to usher in a political changing of the guard following some 70 years of dominance by the pro-Chinese unification party, the Kuomintang (KMT), chaired by presidential opponent Eric Chu. . . .