Brandeis Leadership Alliance Member Quoted in Boston Globe
Jesse Mostipak, President of Brandeis University Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance, was recently interviewed by the Boston Globe, voicing her opposition to the Taliban's brutal treatment of women in Afghanistan. The Brandeis University Leadership Alliance is one of over 69 action groups that have joined FMF's recently launched Back To School Campaign. This latest campaign is aimed at improving educational opportunities for Afghan women and girls through scholarships to U.S. universities, an adopt-a-school project to support clandestine home schools for girls in Afghanistan and refugee camp schools in Pakistan, and a petition drive to pressure the U.S. and U.N. to increase aid to the region. To get involved, contact a Field Representative today. http://www.feminist.org/afghan/back2school.asp
FMF in the Boston Globe 9/1/00 http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/245/nation/A_fight_for_knowledge+.shtml
12/9/2013 Mixed Results for Afghanistan's Anti-Violence Against Women Law - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) released their annual report on violence against women in Afghanistan yesterday, revealing mixed results of the country's Elimination of Violence against Women Law.
"A Way to Go: An Update on Implementation of the Law on the Elimination of Violence against Women in Afghanistan [PDF]," found that there was a 28 percent increase in reports of violence against women from 2012 to 2013 , but only 17 percent of those were prosecuted under EVAW - a small 2 percent increase from last year.
The law, which was issued by the executive decree of President Hamid Karzai in 2009, criminalizes 22 acts of violence against women and specifies punishment for perpetrators. . . .