Governor Jeb Bush has slightly altered his Florida One plan to eliminate affirmative action for women and people of color in state universities and contracts. One such change is the creation of an accountability commission to monitor whether enough women and minorities are being admitted to state schools over the next three years.
A defiant Bush stated he was more convinced than ever after the three public hearings that affirmative action for women and people of color should end in state universities and contracts.
Thousands have protested Bush's anti-affirmative action plan. Women's groups in Florida spoke out last week against Bush's One Florida plan. One thousand students assembled in Florida's Capitol rotunda in protest of One Florida. And earlier this month, Bush was booed and jeered when he walked into a public hearing on Florida One.
Media Resources: Associated Press - February 17, 2000 and Nando Times - February 4, 10 2000
12/9/2013 Mixed Results for Afghanistan's Anti-Violence Against Women Law - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) released their annual report on violence against women in Afghanistan yesterday, revealing mixed results of the country's Elimination of Violence against Women Law.
"A Way to Go: An Update on Implementation of the Law on the Elimination of Violence against Women in Afghanistan [PDF]," found that there was a 28 percent increase in reports of violence against women from 2012 to 2013 , but only 17 percent of those were prosecuted under EVAW - a small 2 percent increase from last year.
The law, which was issued by the executive decree of President Hamid Karzai in 2009, criminalizes 22 acts of violence against women and specifies punishment for perpetrators. . . .