Leading Women's & Civil Rights Organizations to Hold Rally Opposing John Roberts for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
Thursday, September 15
C St. Behind Hart Building
(Note time and location change)
WHAT: Leading women's rights, civil rights, disability rights, separation of church and state, lesbian and gay rights, civil liberties, and reproductive rights organizations will rally in opposition to John Roberts. This rally is being coordinated by the No on Roberts Caucus.
WHO: Groups Participating in the Caucus Include:
. Feminist Majority
. National Organization for Women
. National Council of Jewish Women
. Americans United for Separation of Church and State
. Rainbow PUSH/Coalition
. People for the American Way
. National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
. National Abortion Federation
. Human Rights Campaign
. National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum
. National Council of Women's Organizations
. League of United Latin American Citizens
. National Gay & Lesbian Task Force
. NARAL Pro-Choice America
. National Association of Social Workers
. Parents, Friends, & Family of Lesbians and Gays
. ADA Watch/National Coalition for Disability Rights
. Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice
. Legal Momentum
WHEN: Thursday, September 15, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Behind Senate Hart Office Building on C St, between 1st and 2nd Streets, NE
WHY: Ordinary women and men will face extraordinary harm to their rights, their families and their very lives if the nomination of John Roberts to the US Supreme Court is confirmed. Leading women's rights, civil rights, reproductive rights, disability rights and religious liberty and progressive activist organizations - representing millions of Americans - are taking action.
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. . . .