The Dr. Laura Schlessinger television show, produced and distributed by Paramount Domestic Television, ended production on March 29 with the taping of its final episode. The cancellation of the show is the culmination of national grassroots campaigns against hate and anti-gay defamation led by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) and the Stop Dr. Laura Coalition. Former radio show host Laura Schlessinger described gays and lesbians as “deviant” and “a biological error,” and offered therapeutic advice denounced by the American Psychological Association urging gays and lesbians to “convert” to heterosexuality. Schlessinger holds a PhD in physiology, not in psychology or psychiatry. Her televised show received consistently poor ratings since its premier, and was moved to late-night spots in the lineup on many networks.
Media Resources: GLADD and StopDrLaura.com – March 30, 2001
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. . . .