Students Protest Jeb Bush's Anti-Affirmative Action Plan
One thousand students assembled in Florida's Capitol rotunda in protest of One Florida, Gov. Jeb Bush's plan to eliminate affirmative action for women and people of color in state universities and contracts.
Four student protesters from Florida A&M University met with Bush with a point-by-point analysis of the anti-affirmative action plan One Florida. The governor's staff was impressed that the students offered concrete suggestions to improve the plan.
Bush did agree to create a three-year plan to ensure that universities admit enough women and minorities, although he refused to back off his anti-affirmative action plan. The meeting was described as constructive by the students, who will soon meet with the governor's staff along with the state university chancellor.
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. . . .