Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the world's largest voluntary family planning organization, honored individuals and organizations in the media that have made significant contributions to women's reproductive freedom at its annual conference this weekend. The Feminist Majority Foundation won a Maggie Award in the Internet category for www.feminist.org. Specifically mentioned was the feminist.org Daily Feminist News, Take Action Center, and Campaign to Stop Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan. Other honorees included Queen Latifa for a talkshow episode on convincing teen girls to delay motherhood until they are adults, Richard North Patterson for his novel "Protect and Defend" that tackled parental consent and late-term abortion laws, and Shari Roan for her LA Times Health articles.
Media Resources: Planned Parenthood Press Release and 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. . . .