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.

WeLEAD: Professional Development

Date/Time: 
04/17/2010

WeLEAD Professional Development Training Session.

Location: Ward Circle 103

For more information on the event please contact Ava Lubell (202) 885-6273.

 

WeLead Photo Session

Date/Time: 
04/17/2010

Workshop

Location: Ward Circle 105

For more information on the event please contact Ava Lubell (202) 885-6273

 

 

Uncommon Height Awards Gala

Date/Time: 
06/10/2010

The Uncommon Height Gala is always celebrated in honor of Dr. Dorothy Height's birthday. This year she celebrates 98 years.

Location: The Hilton Washington Hotel, 1919 Connecticut Avenue NW in Washington, DC

*Ticket cost is $250.00.

Gala proceeds strengthen NCNW's capacity to meet critical needs in the empowerment of women and their families.

 

 

Sex, Sports and Ethics Roundtable

Member Organization: 
Date/Time: 
04/20/2010

Panelists include: Ara Wilson (Associate Professor in Women's Studies and Director of the program in the study of sexualities), Robyn Wiegman (Professor, Women's Studies and Literature), and Doriane Coleman (Duke Law School).

Location: Breedlove Room
 
Sponsored by the Kenan Institute and the Program in the Study of Sexualities.
 
*Refreshments will be served.
 

Kathryn Olson Named CEO of the Women’s Sports Foundation

Member Organization: 
Women's Sports Foundation

New York, N.Y., March 29, 2010 – The Women’s Sports Foundation (WSF), founded by Billie Jean King in 1974, and a driving force in attracting girls and women to sports, better health and education, today named Kathryn Olson as the new CEO of the organization. Olson, a member of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees since 2005, served as chair of the Governance Committee.

The transition in leadership of the Women’s Sports Foundation is effective immediately.

2010 Annual Salute to Women in Sports

Member Organization: 
Date/Time: 
10/12/2010 - 10/13/2010

For 35 years, the Women's Sports Foundation has helped advance the lives of girls and women through sport and physcial activity. On Tuesday, October 12, 2010 the Foundation will again celebrate one of the largest nights in Women's Sports and commemorate its 31st year in thanking those athletes who've opened doors for girls following in their footsteps.

Location: Waldorf=Astoria, 301 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10022

 

For more information, contact Kerry Milhaven at 516-307-3976

Email: KMilhaven@WomensSportsFoundation.org
Website: www.WomensSportsFoundation.org/AnnualSalute
 

 

Cecile Richards on the Stupak-Pitts Amendment

Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, speaks with MSNBC's Chris Matthews about the Stupak-Pitts amendment which would comprise the most severe limitation on a woman's right to access safe and legal abortion care in a generation.

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Statement of Cecile Richards, President of PPFA on the Executive Order of the President on Abortion and Health Care Reform

"We regret that a pro-choice president of a pro-choice nation was forced to sign an Executive Order that further codifies the proposed anti-choice language in the health care reform bill, originally proposed by Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska.  What the president’s Executive Order did not do is include the complete and total ban on private health insurance coverage for abortion that Congressman Bart Stupak (D–MI) had insisted upon. So while we regret that this proposed Executive Order has given the imprimatur of the president to Senator Nelson’s language, we are grateful that it does not include the Stupak abortion ban." 

 

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Statement of Cecile Richards, President of PPFA, on House Passing Historic Health Care Reform Bill

“Today is a truly historic day for the American people who have long demanded affordable, quality health care coverage.

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