Brandeis Leadership Alliance Raises Money for Back to School Campaign
Last week, the Brandeis Leadership Alliance held a coffee house fundraiser for FMF’s Campaign to Stop Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan. Their group charged a donation at the door and featured a performance by local feminist folk rock singer, Kate Schutt. At the end of the night, the Brandeis Leadership Alliance raised 540 dollars that will go to support Afghan girls’ schools and education! The Brandeis Leadership Alliance is a co-sponsor of FMF’s Back to School Campaign.
For more information on how to join the Back to School Campaign and support women and girls’ education in Afghanistan, go to http://www.feminist.org/afghan/back2school.asp
In Afghanistan, $60 supplies notebooks, pencils, and pencil sharpeners for 300 students, 20$ pays for a classroom chalkboard, 36$ pays one teacher’s monthly salary, and $500 pays for the cost of teachers, books, and materials for a home school for 90 girls for six months!
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. . . .