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November-02-00

Mavis Leno Speaks to Women Physicians

Mavis Leno, national chair of the Feminist Majority Foundationís Campaign to Stop Gender Apartheid, was the keynote speaker at the opening ceremonies of American Medical Womenís Associationís annual meeting. This yearís AMWA meeting (November 1 Ė 5, 2000) will focus on human rightsí impact on womenís health and universal health care. The AMWA strongly opposes the Taliban militiaís violations of Afghan womenís rights. The terrorist regime restricts womenís 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 Talibanís oppression of women and girls in Afghanistan, please visit the Feminist Majority Foundationís Stop Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan Campaign.

Media Resources: PRNewsire Ė October 31, 2000; Feminist Majority Foundation


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