Students Protest Ban on Affirmative Action Programs in California
Students protested Tuesday (3-12) at the University of California San Diego to oppose the state initiative on the November ballot that would outlaw affirmative action, and to oppose the banning of affirmative action programs in the University of California system. Students were hoping that the Board of Regents would consider a repeal of their July vote banning affirmative action in admissions, hiring, and contracting.
However, at the Board of Regents meeting in San Francisco Thursday (3-14), the regents effectively killed a proposal by student regent Edward Gomez to reinstate affirmative action. Students immediately protested the ruling which will keep virtually any discussion of affirmative action out of future regentsí meetings.
Media Resources: The San Diego Union-Tribune - March 13, 1996; The San Francisco Chronicle and the San Francisco Examiner - March 15, 1996
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. . . .