Lead Attorney in Kopp Investigation Forced to Resign
According to a WomensEnews.org story by Cynthia L. Cooper, President Bush has fired the attorney who led the investigation into the assassination of Dr. Barnett Slepian and who coordinated the international law enforcement that led to the identification, indictment and arrest of Dr. Slepian’s killer—James Kopp. U.S. Attorney Denise O’Donnell was the first woman to hold that post in the western district of New York state. U.S. Attorneys are appointed by the President, but their terms do not end with an election. In past administrations, both Democratic and Republican, U.S. attorneys have been allowed to complete their terms. Both President Bush and Attorney General John Ashcroft are staunchly anti-abortion, but Ashcroft has promised to pursue Kopp’s prosecution.
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. . . .