On March 30, Andrea Barron, an Adjunct History professor at George Mason University, spoke to ESB on the topic Combatting Religious Fundamentalisms and Misogynous Cultural Practices. She discussed female genital mutilation (FGM), which affects one-fourth of African girls and women; so-called “honor crimes” in the Middle East; gender segregation and forced marriages among ultra-orthodox Jews in Israel and the United States, and radical anti-abortion policies in Latin America as well as a movement in the U.S. to pass “personhood” amendments that would classify fertilized eggs as human beings. Andrea encouraged ESB activists to choose an issue(s) they care about and support one or more of the following organizations by signing a petition, receiving their newsletter or making a donation.

  • International human rights for women

Equality Now
PO Box 20646
Columbus Circle Station
New York, NY 10023
Phone: +1-212-586-0906
Email: info@equalitynow.org
http://www.equalitynow.org

  • Oppose gender segregation in Israel

New Israel Fund
330 Seventh Avenue, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Phone: (212) 613-4400
http://www.nif.org info@nif.org

Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice
1413 K Street NW, 14th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
202.628.7700
Email: info@rcrc.org
http://rcrc.org

  • Support immigrant women and oppose forced marriage in U.S.

Tahirih Justice Center
6402 Arlington Blvd, Suite 300
Falls Church, VA 22042
Phone: 571-282-6161