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
The following is a statement by our Founder and President, Eleanor Smeal, on the events in Ferguson, Missouri.
The Feminist Majority Foundation calls for the appointment of a special prosecutor to conduct a thorough, unbiased investigation into the shooting death of unarmed African-American teenager Michael Brown by Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson.
The killing of Michael Brown and the blundered, militarized response by law enforcement to the call for justice is a tragic reminder that in many African American communities across the nation, the police themselves can be a threat.
Given the distrust of the police by the local African American community, the close ties between the St. . . .