Women's Groups in Florida Blast Anti-Affirmative Action Plan
Women's groups in Florida spoke out on Wednesday against Gov. Jeb Bush's One Florida plan to eliminate affirmative action for women and people of color in state universities and contracts.
"From day one, the group hurt most by One Florida is women," said Democratic state Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Several female legislators and members of a dozen women's groups, including the National Organization for Women, gathered Wednesday to speak out against One Florida calling it "the most important battleground in deciding the future of affirmative action programs for women nationally."
Tallahassee is anticipating some 3,000 people to show for the third and final public hearing agreed to by Bush in response to the sit-in by two Florida lawmakers in January.
Media Resources: Nando Times and Tallahassee Democrat Online - February 10, 2000
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. . . .