FMF's Campaign to Stop Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan Spurs Rescue Mission
After surviving harrowing experiences under the brutally repressive Taliban regime in Afghanistan, 17 Afghan refugees have escaped their country and reached the United States. Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority Foundation, will join Zieba Shorish-Shamley, Miriam (Giti) Schams, Nazira Karimi and others in a news conference on Thursday, September 9 at noon to give firsthand accounts from the newly arrived refugees of the plight of women and girls under the Taliban regime. This conference marks the first time the refugees have given their personal accounts of the terror experienced by the women of Afghanistan.
Media Resources: U.S. News Wire - September 8, 1999
1/23/2015 #HeForShe Campaign Launches Pilot Effort Aimed at Institutional Equality - The United Nations' gender equality campaign #HeForShe has launched a new program called IMPACT 10X10X10.
United Nations Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson, together with UN Women Executive DirectorPhumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, introduced the one-year pilot effort aimed at encouraging corporations, universities, and governments to play an active role in enhancing women's empowerment and equality in Davos, Switzerland today at the World Economic Forum.
"Women need to be equal participants in our homes, societies, in our governments, and in our workplaces," Watson said.
First introduced in September, HeForShe is a solidarity movement that calls on men and boys to confront gender inequalities that face women and girls globally. . . .