Friday, December 4, 2009

UN Launches Violence Against Women in Afghanistan Campaign: Weekly Feminist News Digest

December 4, 2009
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Dec 4 2009
Senate Approves Legislation Requiring Free Mammograms
The Senate approved an amendment to the healthcare insurance reform legislation yesterday that requires insurance companies to provide women with free mammograms and other preventative screening services...
Dec 3 2009
NY State Senate Kills Same-Sex Marriage Bill
The New York state Senate voted 38 to 24 Wednesday to kill a bill that would have legalized same-sex marriage in the state...
Dec 2 2009
Feminists Rally on Capitol Hill Against Stupak/Pitts
Hundreds of feminist activists from around the country gathered today on Capitol Hill to rally against the anti-abortion Stupak/Pitts amendment to the health insurance reform bill...
Dec 1 2009
Keep Pledges to Afghan Women and Girls
Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority Foundation joined Women for Afghan Women in a press conference, on the same day President Obama is announcing the new US policies for Afghanistan and Pakistan, to keep in focus the plight of Afghan women and girls...
Nov 30 2009
UN Launches Violence Against Women in Afghanistan Campaign
The UN announced a 16 day campaign to eliminate violence against women in Afghanistan in a press conference today...


Dec 4 2009 - Iran State TV to Ban Makeup on Women

Dec 4 2009 - Scientific American Names First Woman Editor-in-Chief

Dec 3 2009 - College Campuses Not Meeting Requirements to Report Sexual Assault

Dec 3 2009 - PEPFAR Five Year Strategy Announced

Dec 2 2009 - Slaughter Introduces Bills to Fund Women's Health Research

Dec 1 2009 - DC Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passes in First of Two Votes

Dec 1 2009 - Push For Access as an Human Right on 21st World AIDS Day

Nov 30 2009 - Legal Challenge of Alaska Personhood Initiative Filed

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