U.S. WOMEN LEADERS SUPPORT SOUTH AFRICAN WOMEN'S CHARTER

by The Africa Fund
New York, New York, United States
March 18, 1993
2 pages
Type: Press Release
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The press release announced that Colorado Congresswoman Patricia Schroeder, Patricia Ireland (President of the National Organization of Women), Dr. Dorothy Height (President of the National Council of Negro Women), and Bella Abzug (Chair of the New York City Commission on the Status of Women) support a Charter of Women's Rights to be included in the new South African Constitution. American women representing over 25 women's, religious, union and anti-apartheid organizations signed a letter to this effect. Other signatories include Rev. Dr. Joan B. Campbell (General Secretary of the National Council of Churches U.S.A.), Joyce Miller (President of the Coalition of Labor Union Women), Dr. Gwendolyn Calverd Baker (Executive Director of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and the National Council of Jewish Women). The letter responds to the launch in South Africa of the Women's Charter Campaign. Their letter is addressed to Frene Ginwala, Convener of the South African Women's National Coalition, which is drafting the Charter, and to Dorothy Mokgalo, Gender Coordinator of the National Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), which supports the Charter. The press release mentions Rachael Kagan, Jennifer Davis, Venita Vinson (Colorado State Democratic Party), Sharon Gellman (Artists for a Free South Africa), Nancy Thornton McKenzie and Mary Ann Lundy (Women's Ministry Unit, Presbyterian Church, USA), Cora Weiss (Peace Action International ]formerly SANE-FREEZE]), Dennis Frado and Gerry Puelle (Lutheran Office for World Community, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America), Joan Gerig (Southern Africa Network - Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) - Sujata Warrier and Joyce Klemperer (Coalition of Battered Women's Advocates), Vivian Stromberg and Liliana Cortes (MADRE), National Council of Jewish Women, Black Workers for Justice, WILD (Women's Institute for Leadership Development), Capitol District Coalition Against Apartheid and Racism, Karen Daughtry (Sisters Against South African Apartheid [SASAA]), Maddy Oden (Human and Civil Rights Committee, SEIU Local 790 Bay Area Free South Africa Labor Committee), Thelma Dailey (The Ethnic Woman Magazine and Cable Group), Evelyn A. Mauss (Women's International League for Peace and Freedom), Nalina Narain (SYNAPSES), Pat Amwale Jameson (Vukani Muathui Choir), Terri Tricomi (Bay Area Anti-Apartheid Network), Dick Becker (All People's Congress), Adria S. Hillman (NYS Coalition on Women's Legal Issues), Safiya Bandele (Center for Women's Development), Laura Flanders (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting [FAIR]), Iris Berger (University at Albany, State University of New York), and Sophie Makhubu (Chicago Committee in Solidarity with Southern Africa). 
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