Collegiate Anti-Affirmative Action Amendment Defeated in House
An amendment offered by Rep. Frank Riggs (R-CA) in the House yesterday was defeated by a vote of 249 to 171. The amendment would have prohibited federally-funded colleges and universities from considering race or gender in admissions policies.
This is the second time the House has defeated an anti-affirmative action bill in the past two months. Rep. Henry Bonilla (R-TX) believes that many Republicans have realized that their constituents support affirmative action and that reelection may depend on their support for these programs.
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. . . .