June 23, 2006
The Afghan Women's Empowerment Act of 2006
Help Afghan women and girls: The Feminist Majority Foundation has a place to send emails to your senators and representatives, asking them to co-sponsor The Afghan Women's Empowerment Act of 2006. This act:
will authorize $30 million a year for three years for women-led nonprofits that are providing education, adult literacy and vocational training, and health care for Afghan women and girls. Additionally, the Act authorizes $5 million a year for three years for the Ministry of Women's Affairs and $10 million a year for the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission. Funding for the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission and the Ministry of Women's Affairs will assist these organizations in promoting and protecting women's rights and human rights at this extremely critical time.
Posted by Russell at June 23, 2006 07:06 AM