IWF Launches Anti-Feminist Ad Campaign on Campuses
In an effort to thwart feminist student activism on college campuses nationwide, the conservative Independent Women’s Forum has unveiled a major anti-feminist advertisement campaign, called “Take Back the Campus.” Already in three college papers, the full-page ad lists “the 10 Most Common Feminist Myths,” disputing the accuracy of the college rape statistics and criticizing Women’s Studies Departments. The Independent Women’s Forum was founded in 1992 by the wives of prominent right-wing politicians such Lynne Cheney, wife of Vice-President Dick Cheney and Wendy Lee Gramm, wife of Senator Phill Gramm (R-TX). Its purpose was to be the counterpoint to feminist groups and has supported ultra-conservative women’s campus groups such as Georgetown University’s Women’s Guild.
Media Resources: Women's E-News, Independent Women's Forum
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. . . .