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
4/17/2014 Supreme Court of India Recognizes Transgender Rights - India's Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that official documents must allow transgender people to identify as a third gender and directed the federal and state governments to include transgender people, known as hijras, in welfare programs such as education, health care, and job programs.
"All documents will now have a third category marked 'transgender,'" said Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, a transgender activist who petitioned the court. . . .