Leadership Alliance Activist on ABC's Nightline Spelman College
SPELMAN COLLEGE Leadership Alliance activist Miranda Ward recently appeared on ABC’s Nightline with Ted Koppel. Ward spoke on a panel of college students discussing a recent study on dating and violence. The study, published by the Journal of the American Medical Association, focuses on high school girls and found that one in five girls interviewed had been physically or sexually abused by a boyfriend. The study also found that the presence of violence dramatically increases the likelihood of girls engaging in other risky behaviors such as binge drinking, drug abuse and suicide attempts.
For more on the study, visit http://abcnews.go.com/sections/living/DailyNews/datingviolence010731.html.
7/1/2015 Women's Rights Activists are Suing the Kenyan Government for Reproductive Rights - A woman in Kenya is suing the Kenyan government for failure to provide safe and legal abortions, which caused her daughter - a 15-year-old rape victim - to suffer a kidney failure after undergoing the procedure illegally.
Currently, there are four petitioners on the case: the mother of the survivor, the Federation of Women Lawyers-Kenya, and two other women's rights advocates. . . .
6/30/2015 Supreme Court Ruling Prevents Gerrymandering in Arizona - In a 5-4 decision delivered by Justice Ginsburg this morning, the Supreme Court upheld Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, allowing the use of independent state commissions that draw federal congressional districts, taking that power away from the state legislature.
This gives states an opportunity to deal with partisan gerrymandering by giving an independent commission power to draw federal congressional districts.
In 2000, Arizona voters amended their constitution, shifting the responsibility of drawing congressional districts, previously held by the state legislature, to a panel called the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission. . . .