MAVIS LENO

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$7,501 to $15,000
 
TRAVELS FROM: California

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SPEECH TITLES AND/OR TOPICS

  • Women's Rights
  • Feminist Issues
  • Gender Apartheid

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Current Events | Diversity | Politics | After Dinner Speaker | Author | Celebrity | Ethics | Globalization | Teamwork | Women's Issues

Biography

Mavis Nicholson Leno is the Chair of the Feminist Majority Foundationís Campaign for Afghan Women and Girls, and has been one of the United Statesí most outspoken critics of the Talibanís horrific treatment of women. Leno joined the Board of Directors of the Feminist Majority Foundation in 1997, after playing an active role in the effort to defeat Proposition 209, the anti-affirmative action initiative on the 1996 California ballot.

Ms. Leno assumed her role as Chair of the Campaign to Stop Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan in 1997, less than one year after the Talibanís brutal treatment of women began. She testified on gender apartheid in March 1998 before Senator Diane Feinstein of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and consistently urged the Clinton and Bush Administrations as well as the U.S. Congress to do more to restore womenís human rights in Afghanistan. Her involvement in the Feminist Majorityís Campaign was also instrumental in defeating the energy company UNOCALís efforts to construct an oil pipeline across Afghanistan that would have supplied the Taliban with over $100 million and dramatically increased their control in the region.

Mavis Leno is currently a leader in the effort to make the restoration of womenís rights a nonnegotiable element of a post-Taliban Afghanistan, and has been at the forefront of insuring that the plight of Afghan women is included in the worldís reporting of the war in Afghanistan. Television appearances include Larry King Live, The Today Show, CNN with Paula Zahn, Hardball with Chris Mathews, MSNBC Nightly News and the Tonight Show. Mavis has also been featured in articles in TIME, Newsweek, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, Vanity Fair, US Magazine and People Magazine.

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