Afghan Womenís Participation in New Government Becoming More Defined
The Feminist Majority has received reports from Bonn revealing all but the final document setting forth the interim administrative body for Afghanistan. According to sources, among the five vice chairs of the interim administrative body, one will be a woman. There will be twenty-three other members of the body, and women will occupy some of those slots, although the exact number remains unknown. The delegations also reached a consensus on creating a Ministry of Women to be headed by a woman. Women will also be appointed as heads of the Ministries of Public Health, Social Work, and Labor.
12/12/2013 Feminist Majority Celebrates Introduction of Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act (FAMILY Act) - WASHINGTON -- Feminist Majority today celebrates and applauds Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) for introducing the critically-needed paid family medical leave legislation.
The Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act (FAMILY Act) will allow workers to take paid time off to address a serious illness of their own, a spouse, parent or child or to care for a new baby or adopted child. . . .
12/12/2013 Senate Confirms Two Women To DC Circuit Court - The US Senate confirmed Patricia Millett and Nina Pillard to the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit this week, making this the first time the court has had five active female judges.The court is the second most important in the US because of its jurisdiction over most federal agencies.
The Senate confirmed Patricia Millett by a 56-38 vote on Tuesday. . . .