First Lady Laments Violence Against Women in Uganda
First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton vowed to grant $14.5 million for projects that would aid women’s leadership training, help children who have been abducted by rebels, and improve crop and economic security in Uganda. Clinton spoke of the U.S. government’s hope to help end the violence in Uganda, where 800,000 people were killed in ethnic wars in 1994. Clinton said, “We will work with you to build your country,” and, “We should stand up for the right of all persons to be fully human.”
Clinton also spoke about a meeting she had with the mother of a girl who was abducted by suspected rebels. She said, “There is no greater sin than to rape young girls and send them into slavery.”
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This shift in Saudi law came in 2011, when a royal decree announced that women would be allowed to vote and run in local elections beginning in December of 2015. . . .
8/25/2015 Fraternity Signs Promote Rape Culture, Elicit Outrage - Old Dominion University (ODU) in Virginia is receiving national attention for a fraternity's vulgar and offensive signs that were on display as first-year students moved into their dorms.
The signs, which were hung on fraternity Sigma Nu and displayed derogatory messages for incoming female students- and their mothers- have since been removed, and the University has promised disciplinary action. . . .