Affirmative Action Opponent Nominated for Education Civil Rights Post
Affirmative action opponent Gerald A. Reynolds was nominated by the Bush Administration to head the Department of Educationís Office of Civil Rights, which is entrusted to protect the civil rights of minorities, women and disabled people from kindergarten through graduate school. The Office of Civil Rights is solely charged with enforcing all laws prohibiting discrimination in education on the basis of race, nationality, disability, sex or age.
Reynolds is the former president of the Center for New Black Leadership and former counsel to the Center for Equal Opportunity, both of which oppose affirmative action for minorities and women. If approved, Reynolds would wield great power on race matters for the nationís public schools and universities.
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. . . .