For Immediate Release

March 4, 2002

Global Women's Voices: An Online Dialogue Featuring Mavis Leno and other Global Women Leaders

In recognition of International Women’s Day, March 8, women leaders from Brazil, India, Uganda, and the United States, will discuss the successes and challenges facing women in different parts of the world in a series of live chats from March 5-7 at: Participants will be able to address questions to these dynamic women leaders representing diverse experiences in civil rights, health, education and activism. Global Women’s Voices: An Online Dialogue is a joint initiative of OneWorld U.S., Feminist Majority Foundation,, Women’s EDGE, Global Health Council and Digital Freedom Network.

Tuesday, March 5

Minnijean Brown Trickey, Civil Rights Crusader and Member of the Little Rock Nine (12:00-1:00 pm)

Mavis Leno, Chair, Campaign to Stop Gender Apartheid (6:00-7:00 pm)

Rosaline Costa, General Secretary and Executive, Hotline Bangladesh (A Human Rights Advocacy Organization) (9:00-10:00 pm)

Wednesday, March 6

Dr. Vineeta Gupta, Activist Doctor and General Secretary of INSAAF International, India (12:00-1:00 pm)

Charon Asteoyer, Executive Director, Native American Women’s Health Education Resource Center, Yankton Sioux Reservation, South Dakota (6:00-7:00 pm)

Rehema Baguma, Women of Uganda Network (9:00-10:00 pm)

Thursday, March 7

Maria Aguiar, Program Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, Grassroots International (12:00-1:00 pm)

Renee Paisano-Trujillo, Field Office Director for Programs Working with Native American Communities, Save the Children USA (9:00-10:00 pm)

All chats will be held Eastern Standard Time.

For more information, contact Cecilia Snyder, 202-326-8711/ or Roshani Kothari, OneWorld U.S., 202-454-5644,


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