Students Organize Support for the Women of Afghanistan
The Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance at Iowa State University recently held a showing of "Shroud of Silence," the video depicting the lives of Afghani women living under the Taliban regime. There were about 110 people in attendance, with an introduction by Political Science Professor Maryann Fertault.
4/17/2014 Supreme Court of India Recognizes Transgender Rights - India's Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that official documents must allow transgender people to identify as a third gender and directed the federal and state governments to include transgender people, known as hijras, in welfare programs such as education, health care, and job programs.
"All documents will now have a third category marked 'transgender,'" said Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, a transgender activist who petitioned the court. . . .