FMF and Leadership Alliances Oppose Bush's Anti-Choice Cabinet Nominations
George W. Bush's choice for U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft, is anti-choice and anti-women's rights. Not only did Ashcroft staunchly oppose the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), but as Missouri's Attorney General he filed suit against the National Organization for Women (NOW) in 1979, charging NOW with anti-trust violations and attempting to break the ERA convention boycott of unratified states.
Senate hearings on Bush's anti-woman, anti-choice, anti-gay, anti-affirmative action nominees begin TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2001!
As part of their Roe anniversary activism, the LEADERSHIP ALLIANCE AT THE U OF CHICAGO is currently organizing a major petition drive against the nomination of John Ashcroft for Attorney General. To take action and learn more about Bush's anti-choice anti-woman nominations, visit www.feminist.org/appointmentwatch/.
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. . . .