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
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. . . .