National Women's Groups Fight Ashcroft and Thompson Nominations
Non-Partisan Network of Over 120 Organizations Representing
More Than Six Million Women Join to Fight Anti-Woman Nominations
Eleanor Smeal, President, Feminist Majority
Patricia Ireland, President, National Organization for Women
Martha Burk, Chair, National Council of Women's Organizations Sheila Coates, President, Black Women United for Action Yvonne Scruggs-Leftwich, Executive Director, Black Leadership Forum Vicki Saporta, Executive Director, National Abortion Federation Sammie Moshenberg, Director, National Council of Jewish Women Kathy Rodgers, Executive Director, NOW LDEF Members of the National Council of Women's Organizations (NCWO)
PRESS CONFERENCE announcing opposition to the nominations of both John Ashcroft as Attorney General and Tommy Thompson as Secretary of Health and Human Services. Distinguished speakers from national women’s organizations will call for defeat of President-Elect Bush’s anti-woman nominations.
WHEN: Tuesday, January 16, 2001 at 9:30 a.m.
The National Press Club, 13th Floor
529 14th Street, NW
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"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. . . .