I am rising to urge everyone to join me in taking action to reduce the suffering immediately by demanding that President Obama stand up for these girls and women and provide them with access to comprehensive medical care, including the option of abortion, in accordance with the Geneva Conventions.
Campaign for Afghan Women and Girls The Feminist Majority’s largest global undertaking to date has been the Campaign for Afghan Women and Girls (formerly the Campaign to Stop Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan). The campaign, chaired by Mavis Leno, is the first of its kind to build a U.S. grassroots constituency around a foreign policy issue… [Continue Reading]
The Feminist Majority strongly supports and advocates for the U.S Ratification of the Convention to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). Adopted by the United Nations on December 18, 1979, CEDAW is the most comprehensive and detailed international agreement which seeks the advancement of women. Ratified by 187 out of 193 nations, the… [Continue Reading]
Feminist Majority supports ratification of the following international treaties: Children’s Rights The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) The CRC was adopted by the UN in 1989, and is one of the most widely received conventions. The CRC has been accepted by 192 countries. The U.S. may soon be the only country in… [Continue Reading]
The Feminist Majority supports IVAWA, which makes ending violence against women globally a US. foreign policy priority. The bill requires the establishment of a five year strategy to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls around the world and authorizes funding to implement programs to address this violence. Provisions of the bill require… [Continue Reading]