Anti-Affirmative Action Ballot Initiatives Hit Roadblocks
Ward Connerly’s efforts to place anti-affirmative action initiatives of the November ballots in five states have hit roadblocks. The measures would ban affirmative action for women and people of color in public education, public employment, and public contracting. They have had disastrous impact in states such as California, where they have been approved.
The measure failed to gather necessary signatures in both Missouri and Oklahoma.
In Colorado some petition signers have filed formal complaints charging the petitioners with fraud. Signature drives continue in Nebraska and Arizona.
Media Resources: Feminist Majority Foundation; Feminist Daily Newswire
11/25/2015 Afghan Women Launch 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence - Afghanistan marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and begun participating in the worldwide 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, which is being called in Afghanistan "Peace from Home to the World." During the launch day's event, which was attended by government officials, including First Lady Rula Ghani and women's rights activists, speakers expressed their commitment to ending violence against women.
First Lady, Rula Ghani gave a speech on ending violence against women and supporting women by stating that "war often leads society towards violence and this violence is in violation of human dignity. . . .