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.
9/12/2014 Violence Against Women Act Turns 20 - Saturday will be the 20th Anniversary of the groundbreaking federal Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).
Passed in 1994, VAWA was the first piece of federal legislation to specifically address domestic violence and sexual assault as crimes and to provide federal funding to improve local response to violence against women, including training and resources for law enforcement and judges.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday issued a proclamation commemorating the VAWA anniversary. . . .
9/12/2014 Indiana Woman Charged With Feticide For Premature Delivery - An Indiana woman has been charged with feticide after she delivered prematurely and sought hospital treatment.
Purvi Patel, 33, sought help at an emergency room for vaginal bleeding where it was discovered that she had delivered prematurely at home. . . .