Leadership Alliances Nationwide Celebrate Women's History Month
Women’s History Month is in full swing and the Leadership Alliances are organizing events nationwide: The BROWN Leadership Alliance raised money and awareness for the Campaign to Stop Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan and organized petition drive to protest the Global Gag Rule.
On International Women’s Day, the CAL STATE LOS ANGELES Leadership Alliance organized a lecture on female sweatshop workers in Mexico by an undercover reporter from FOX 11. The RUTGERS Leadership Alliance organized a film screening of “If Hope Were Enough" which educated students about the International Criminal Court. The SHORELINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE Leadership Alliance organized a Pro-Choice Film Festival and Women's Equality Bake Sale. Using facts on reproductive rights from Unit 2 of the Study and Action Manual, the Leadership Alliance at the U OF WISCONSIN, GREEN BAY educated their campus on the history of contraception through displays across their campus. The Leadership Alliance at the UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA brought Michelle Wood, FMF staff from the Los Angeles Office, to campus to speak about the National Clinic Access Project and clinic violence.
10/21/2014 Afghanistan's New First Lady Advances Women's Issues - Just a few days after moving to the presidential palace, Afghanistan's new First Lady Rula Ghani said that she hopes to encourage greater respect for women.
Rula Ghani already broke tradition by participating in her husband, Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai's, campaign for President. . . .
10/21/2014 Hulu Silences Rape Survivor Speaking Out Against Anti-Abortion Amendment 67 in Colorado - Hulu, an online, ad-supported streaming service, has refused to run an advertisement from the "No on 67" campaign in Colorado, citing the company's policy regarding "controversial" political positions on issues like abortion.
In a letter to the CEO of Hulu, dated October 10, the Vote No on 67 Campaign, which is supported by the Feminist Majority Foundation, asked the company to reconsider its unwillingness to air a 35-second spot featuring a rape survivor's testimony about the far-reaching impact of Colorado's proposed Amendment 67. . . .