Leadership Alliances Come Together for FMF Mid-Atlantic Region Training
Earlier this month, dozens of Leadership Alliance activists came together to attend a Mid-Atlantic Regional Training organized hosted by the Feminist Majority Foundationís Campus Organizers. Leadership Alliance activists and students from the UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE, GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, AMERICAN UNIVERSITY, GOUCHER COLLEGE, THE COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY, MARY WASHINGTON COLLEGE, and THE COLLEGE OF ST. MARYíS (MD) had the opportunity to learn about feminist issues including the right-wing opposition, Prescribe Choice campaign to promote mifepristone and emergency contraception on campus and the Campaign to Stop Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan. Students were also able to hone their leadership and organizing skills through workshops on press and media, recruitment and retention, and event planning.
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. . . .