Active Element Foundation
532 LaGuardia Place, #510
New York, N.Y. 10012
AEF’s Peaceful Action Initiative promotes nonviolent responses to the terrorist attacks of September 11. It also gives small grants to youth organizations that are seeking to break the cycle of violence.
American Friends Service Committee
1501 Cherry St.
Philadelphia, Pa. 19102
AFSC is a member of the National Coalition for Peace and Justice, which is educating the public about peace. On January 7, nationwide rallies will be held; visit the Web site ( www.peace response.org) to find out how to participate in your community. The main Web site describes AFSC’s work in Muslim communities in the U.S. and abroad, including its assistance to Afghan refugees and to relief efforts in New York City.
Feminist Majority Foundation
1600 Wilson Blvd., Ste. 801
Arlington, Va. 22209
The FMF has been working to support Afghan women since 1997, soon after the Taliban took power. The foundation has developed a project on its Web site that includes signing a petition in support of Afghan women and joining an Action Team that provides financial support for schools, clinics, and other humanitarian efforts.
International Act Now to Stop War & End Racism
39 W. 14th St., #206
New York, N.Y. 10011
A.N.S.W.E.R. is holding nationwide demonstrations in major cities around the world to protest the U.S. bombings in Afghanistan. The Web site features a petition that calls for an end to U.S. aggression.
121 West 27th St.
New York, N.Y. 10001
MADRE works to help women affected by strife around the world. Its Justice, Not Vengeance campaign gives the public and the media information on alternatives to war, such as pursuing justice through an international tribunal. There’s also an information kit that provides questions and answers on the relationship between the U.S. and the Middle East.
259 Elm St., Ste. 201
Somerville, Mass. 02144
This group offers small emergency grants to groups organizing at the grassroots level. Its Web site provides information about alternatives to war and can link the viewer to many other organizations advocating for peace.
War Resisters League
339 Lafayette St.
New York, N.Y. 10012
From sponsoring peace-training sessions to organizing demonstrations around the country, the WRL works to involve individuals in the peace movement. Visit the Web site or call the national office for a listing of events.
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
1213 Race St.
Philadelphia, Pa. 19107
Founded in 1915, WILPF is the nation’s oldest feminist peace organization. It is a member of the National Coalition for Peace and Justice and will be using monthly teach-ins and the media to address ways to combat war and its effect on women.
Women In Black
Women In Black is an international peace network dedicated to ending war and violence.
Want to know more? Check out these two Web sites: www.9-11peace.org offers petitions to sign, phone campaigns to join, and listings of peace-related actions and events around the world. Pax.protest.net has a worldwide listing of antiwar and antiracism events.
1/23/2015 #HeForShe Campaign Launches Pilot Effort Aimed at Institutional Equality - The United Nations' gender equality campaign #HeForShe has launched a new program called IMPACT 10X10X10.
United Nations Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson, together with UN Women Executive DirectorPhumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, introduced the one-year pilot effort aimed at encouraging corporations, universities, and governments to play an active role in enhancing women's empowerment and equality in Davos, Switzerland today at the World Economic Forum.
"Women need to be equal participants in our homes, societies, in our governments, and in our workplaces," Watson said.
First introduced in September, HeForShe is a solidarity movement that calls on men and boys to confront gender inequalities that face women and girls globally. . . .
1/22/2015 BREAKING: House to Vote on Abortion Coverage Ban - After they were forced to scrap plans for a 20-week abortion ban, House Republican leaders decided late last night to instead ram through a vote today on a different extreme anti-abortion bill.
House Republicans are now pushing HR 7, a bill promoted as a ban on federal funding of abortion that would actually prevent women from using their own money to purchase health insurance that includes abortion care. . . .
1/22/2015 House Cancels Abortion Ban After GOP Congresswomen Drop Support - House Republicans cancelled plans to vote on a 20-week ban on abortion after Republican Congresswomen removed their names publicly as co-sponsors of the bill.
The vote on the unconstitutional 20-week ban had originally been scheduled for today, the anniversary of Roe v. . . .