When: Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 1-2pm EST
Register Here: http://www.globalsolutions.org/evaw
The headlines are heart-breaking and gut-wrenching. From India to Ohio and beyond, we see stories of women subjected to gender-based violence, rape, and abuse. As 1 in 3 women will be raped or attacked in her lifetime, how can we as global citizens rise up and solve this global crisis?
Join GlobalSolutions.org as we talk with Eleanor Smeal of the Feminist Majority and women’s rights advocate Sandra Fluke! We will discuss what is happening on Capitol Hill: will Congress finally Ratify CEDAW? Or the Violence Against Women Act? We will discuss what the United States is and should be doing to fight this global epidemic, and how to mobilize the youth to get involved and become the next generation of crusaders to fight violence against women. We will also talk about the One Billion Rising movement, and what you can do to get involved!
Eleanor Smeal: As founder and President of the Feminist Majority, Smeal has led the way on women’s rights issues in the United States. She served as President of the National Organization for Women and led the drive to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), arguably one of the largest national grassroots campaigns of the women’s movement. Smeal is a political analyst, strategist, and grassroots organizer who has played a leading role in national campaigns to pass landmark women’s rights legislation such as the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, Civil Rights Act of 1991, and the Violence Against Women Act, which has proven to save lives of thousands of women across the country. In the past three decades, Smeal has proven her dedication to women’s rights, and today remains unstoppable.
Sandra Fluke: Since testifying before the all-male panel on the importance of health care coverage of birth control for women in religious institutions, this attorney and women’s rights champion has been an outspoken leader on women’s rights. TIME Magazine nominated her for Person of the Year and she spoke at the 2012 National Democratic Convention, emphasizing just how important it is to include women in the political discourse. As one of the only people Limbaugh has ever publically apologized to, Fluke has proven herself as a determined and strong leader in the modern women’s movement.