FMF and Leadership Alliances Oppose Bush's Anti-Choice Cabinet Nominations
George W. Bush's choice for U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft, is anti-choice and anti-women's rights. Not only did Ashcroft staunchly oppose the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), but as Missouri's Attorney General he filed suit against the National Organization for Women (NOW) in 1979, charging NOW with anti-trust violations and attempting to break the ERA convention boycott of unratified states.
Senate hearings on Bush's anti-woman, anti-choice, anti-gay, anti-affirmative action nominees begin TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2001!
As part of their Roe anniversary activism, the LEADERSHIP ALLIANCE AT THE U OF CHICAGO is currently organizing a major petition drive against the nomination of John Ashcroft for Attorney General. To take action and learn more about Bush's anti-choice anti-woman nominations, visit www.feminist.org/appointmentwatch/.
12/9/2013 Mixed Results for Afghanistan's Anti-Violence Against Women Law - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) released their annual report on violence against women in Afghanistan yesterday, revealing mixed results of the country's Elimination of Violence against Women Law.
"A Way to Go: An Update on Implementation of the Law on the Elimination of Violence against Women in Afghanistan [PDF]," found that there was a 28 percent increase in reports of violence against women from 2012 to 2013 , but only 17 percent of those were prosecuted under EVAW - a small 2 percent increase from last year.
The law, which was issued by the executive decree of President Hamid Karzai in 2009, criminalizes 22 acts of violence against women and specifies punishment for perpetrators. . . .