Access & Disparities

Despite recent progress, women do not have equal access to educational opportunities. Socio-economic and racial disparities persist, particularly for immigrants and women of color. More effort needs to be focused on improving access to college preparatory and post-secondary education for low-income girls. Efforts need to include comprehensive sex education and teen pregnancy prevention as well as extended and flexible degree programs for single mothers. More focus is needed on making “hard sciences” (physics, chemistry, engineering) and technology more appealing to girls both in the classroom and as part of after-school activities.

Obama hails Height as humble force for equality

By BRETT ZONGKER and JULIE PACE, Associated Press Writer Brett Zongker And Julie Pace, Associated Press Writer Thu Apr 29, 12:24 pm ET

The Center Works to Improve State Law and Federal Policy on International Trafficking of Women and Girls

April 19, 2010

For the first time in 2010, the US Department of State’s Trafficking in Persons Report will assess efforts made by governments and others within the United States to address trafficking. Because the Center has led the way to assist state legislators in the 50 states to develop effective laws and policies, we believe that our comments to the Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Office will be invaluable to this assessment.

NWLC Fact Sheet: The Department Of Education Puts The Teeth Back In Title IX By Revoking a Damaging 2005 Athletics Policy

On April 20, 2010, the Department of Education issued a new policy document revoking the harmful 2005 Additional Clarification that weakened schools’ obligations under Title IX to provide women and girls with equal athletic opportunities.

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http://www.nwlc.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/FactSheeton2010TitleIXPolicy.pdf
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Oklahoma Senate Passes Five New Anti-Choice Bills

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The Feminist Majority Foundation

April 21, 2010

Indoor Air May be Hazardous to Women's Health

Vacuuming the carpet, making the bed, cooking dinner, or using room freshener may be hazardous to women’s health. These activities all release potentially harmful allergens and pollutants. However household air pollution is not regulated, putting respiratory health at risk.

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http://www.stanford.edu/group/gender/cgi-bin/wordpressblog/2010/04/indoor-air-may-be-hazardous-to-women%e2%80%99s-health/
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Civil Rights Legend Dorothy Height Passes

WASHINGTON (April 20) – Dorothy Irene Height, long-time civil rights activist, chair and president emerita of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) and "godmother of the women's movement," died of natural causes 3:41 a.m. Tuesday, April 20, at Howard University Hospital, 27 days after her 98th birthday.

Webinar--When love goes wrong: Understanding the devastating impact of interpersonal violence

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05/19/2010

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Time: 12:00pm Eastern Standard Time

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