The group SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY FMLA declared November, Gender Wage Gap Awareness Month, and held their second Pay Equity Bake sale to demonstrate the average wage gap experienced by women in 2001 in California. SFSU FMLA Leader Lora Kihorany recently wrote on the event for an article for the San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center, a non-commercial, democratic collective of local independent media makers/outlets, and a local chapter of the global Indymedia network.
The GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance recently brought dozens of students together to rally against rape through their annual Take Back the Night event. The evening brought activists, students, and community members together for a march, candlelight vigil, and open-microphone session with speeches and personal testimony from survivors. The group received press for their event, check out the article.
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. . . .