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How are Women Faring in Massachusetts?

There has been a lot of talk about the gender dimensions of the Great Recession and subsequent recovery efforts--most notably the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. But there has been little actual data.


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Expanding the Fair Housing Act

March 15, 2010 posted by admin


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Special Interview with Jane Roberts on International Women's Day

March 12, 2010 posted by admin

Jane Roberts, the woman behind 34 million friends of UNFPA, gave a special interview on Chicago Public Radio for International Women's Day. "Gender inequality is the moral scourge of the age," said Roberts. Due to gendercide, sex-selective abortion, and other human rights atrocities, there are 100 million missing girls in the world. To listen to the interview, click here. As Roberts said, "when the world takes care of women, women take care of the world." I think that's something we can all get behind!


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Welcome Ms. Magazine to the Blogosphere

March 11, 2010 posted by Kyla Bender-Baird


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International Women's Day--With a Business Twist

March 11, 2010 posted by admin

Just in time for International Women's Day, Roxanne Taylor of Accenture offers us a "silver lining in the dark cloud of joblessness": women's resiliance. When times get tough, companies look to employees who are flexible, resiliant, and will ensure the company's future success. Says Roxanne,


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International Women’s Day – beyond celebration, a day of advocacy

Originally posted by Ruth Schechter on 03/07/10 on Gender News from the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University

 After decades of marches, boycotts, lobbying and rallies, did the protests of the past 40 years really make a difference? Do protests still work? Can women still advocate change through social activism?

Timing is Key in Successful Social Movements


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Race, Gender and Economic Justice in the U.S.

March 9, 2010 posted by Jacqueline Mumbey*

This afternoon, NCRW co-sponsored a CSW side event with the Center for Women’s Global Leadership, The Opportunity Agenda, and the Human Rights Project of the Urban Justice Center. The discussion sought to give a “face” to the current debates on the economic crisis.


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Women’s Equality Key to Economic Recovery

March 8, 2010 posted by Shyama Venkateswar

Today as we celebrate International Women’s Day all over the world, let us take a moment to reflect on how much more needs to be done for us to claim true gender equity even within the United States. The economic crisis or our Great Recession is unprecedented in terms of its global reach and its impact on governments, corporations and individuals alike. What this crisis has also done is profoundly demonstrate the existing disparities and inequalities within the United States.

Consider the following pieces of data:


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From Turbulence to Transformation

By Kyla Bender-Baird

Yesterday, more than 300 audience members flocked to lower Manhattan to join dynamic experts exploring public/private partnerships, capitalizing the women’s movement, and nothing less than changing the world. Jacki Zehner, founder of the Circle Financial Group and former Goldman Sachs partner, led the charge, asking how to take hold of this transformative moment and push for gender equality. Jacki Zehner truly believes that with “greater gender equality, this world would be a better place.”


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The Ms. Foundation Questions the Meaning of Economic Recovery

As part of its ongoing work on economic justice, the Ms. Foundation has recently posted two interesting pieces on our nation’s economic recovery. They share our concern here at NCRW that the efforts currently underway will not lead to an economic recovery for all:


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