The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) generates cutting-edge research, sponsors educational programs, and offers support and resources to further women's equality and empowerment. FMF uses research with action to reduce violence against women; to increase the health and economic well-being of women; and to eliminate discrimination of all kinds. The foundation promotes equality for women and men, and advocates for nonviolence, social justice, economic development, and the enhancement of feminist participation in public policy.
Principal StaffEleanor Smeal, President
Katherine Spillar, Executive Vice President
Ph. (310) 556-2500 x 102
Fax: (323) 653-2689
Beth Soderberg, Administrative Assistant
Ph. (703) 522-2214 x 116
Areas of Expertise:Access & Disparities , Awareness & Education , Barriers & Opportunities , Discrimination , Reproductive Health , Women's Movements , Women's, Gender & Feminist Studies , Economic Development & Security , Education & Education Reform , Equality, Diversity & Inclusion , Health, Reproductive Rights & Sexuality , Violence 
Projects & Campaigns
Stop Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan. FMF is leading a public education campaign to stop gender apartheid in Afghanistan. To date, more than 150 women's rights and human rights organizations in the U.S. and around the world have agreed to co-sponsor the campaign to demand that the human rights abuses against women and girls in Afghanistan must end. The campaign is urging the United States and United Nations to continue to refuse to grant recognition to the Taliban and to do everything in their power to restore the human rights of Afghani women.
Health and Health Care
National Clinic Access Project. The FMF National Clinic Access Project is the largest and oldest clinic defense program in the nation. The project performs grassroots organizing and engages in public education work to increase public awareness of anti-abortion extremist violence. The project also provides direct assistance in the form of legal, security, and support services as well as direct financial aid to abortion providers not affiliated with the National Abortion Federation (NAF) or Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) and works in collaboration with NAF and PPFA to reduce violence. In addition, the clinic violence program conducts the most extensive research in tracking and documenting extremists' actions and violence as well as the most comprehensive annual social science survey of anti-abortion violence in the nation.
Choices Campus Leadership Program. The FMF Choices Campus Leadership Campaign is a new, innovative research and action program with extensive grassroots organizing on campus. The program is built on a study and action model using a 10-unit manual and defining choices in its broadest sense including the reproductive choices, leadership choices, career choices, and fighting the backlash. Currently, the program is on 83 campuses nationwide and is expanding rapidly. The Choices campaign also is conducted through Internet organizing via the Virtual Choices web site, www.feministcampus.org.
Women's Health. FMF provides information on how to get in touch with health hotlines and resources, including information and resources on reproductive health and options. The FMF Campaign for Mifepristone and Women's Health Research is the largest public education campaign for the use of anti-progestins. It is a sustained public education campaign directed at expanding research on the medication's many promising indications. The campaign has the sole responsibility of providing mifepristone to U.S. physicians for compassionate use treatment of several serious diseases under an agreement with the Population Council, which has U.S. distribution rights, its licensee, Danco Group, and the French pharmaceutical, which has world distribution rights.
Women and Policing
National Center for Women & Policing. A division of FMF, the National Center for Women & Policing is a national resource for women in policing, law enforcement agencies, community leaders, and public officials seeking to increase the number of women law enforcement officers and to improve law enforcement response to family violence. The National Center conducts research and provides technical assistance and training to law enforcement agencies on issues related to women in policing, family violence, and sexual assault, and promotes strategies for increasing women's representation in federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.
Leadership and Leadership Development
Feminist Majority Foundation OnLine. FMF OnLine promotes social, political, and economic equality for women by featuring daily feminist news, feminist research resources, Take Action items, domestic violence and sexual assault hotlines, a feminist career center, information on women and girls in sports, and more.
Campus Projects. FMF started "Feminization of Power" campus campaigns and campus units to encourage and help women to obtain positions in student government. Other campus projects include campaigns for choice and projects supporting affirmative action.
Women in Leadership. FMF is a strong supporter of furthering women's power and leadership skills. It has followed national and international political events and elections, and advocates for women's continued leadership advancement. Additionally, FMF has staged and hosted many events centered around the feminization of power, feminist leadership, and equality.
Creativity Workshop in New York City
Date: 3/12/2010 Time: 10:00 AM Event Type: Conference
Place: Meta Center in the Chelsea district, 214 West 29th St.
Exquisite Journey : Fierce Beauty
Date: 3/12/2010 ~ 3/13/2010 Time: 7:30 pm Event Type: Concert
Place: Faith Lutheran Church, Phoenix, AZ
Contact: Terry Gunn
Phone: (602) 487-1940
E-Mail: email@example.com 
URL: http://www.azwit.com 
WO-MEN WITH A VISION: Building bridges Of Unity
Date: 3/26/2010 Time: 7.00PM Event Type: Concert
Place: The Guitar Merchant, Woodland Hills, CA
Contact: Leigh Swansborough
Phone: (818) 299-4527
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 
International Family Justice Center Conference
Date: 4/27/2010 ~ 4/29/2010 Time: 8:00am-5:00pm Event Type: Conference
Place: Crowne Plaza San Antonio Riverwalk , San Antonio, TX
Contact: Melissa Mack
Phone: (888) 511-3522
E-Mail: email@example.com 
Contact: Ceci Glusman
Phone: 1 (831) 915-5209
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 
Reports & Resources
FMF. 2008. 2008 Clinic Violence Survey Report. Conducted by Feminist Majority Foundation, Eleanor Smeal, Katherine Spillar, and Margie Moore.
FMF. 2007. Handbook For Achieving Gender Equity Through Education. Written by Feminist Majority Foundation.