Leadership Alliances Celebrate Women's History Month
Leadership Alliances Celebrate Women's History Month Across the US!
As we kick off Women’s History Month, students around the country are preparing to celebrate International Women’s Day. The Leadership Alliance at New College will be hosting a film festival, and students at St. Lawrence University have invited a speaker to address the issues in Afghanistan. Howard University will be passing out condoms and displaying information on women’s reproductive health care around the world. The Cal State LA Leadership Alliance is meeting with Kate Michealman (President of NARAL) to speak with her about Latinas and Reproductive Rights in California. Get great ideas for Women’s History Month actions online at: http://www.feministcampus.org/ac_disc.asp !
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. . . .