Awareness & Education

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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Date/Time: 
05/19/2010

Online

Time: 12:00pm Eastern Standard Time

Presented by Amy Banks, M.D.; learn more.

Register for CSD-18

Date/Time: 
05/03/2010 - 05/14/2010

The 18th session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-18) is a review session focusing on five thematic areas: Transport, Waste Management, Chemicals, Mining, and the 10 Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption & Production Patterns (SCP). If you need accreditation, please contact us ASAP: WEDO will be pleased to add you to our delegation list if you send your full name, organization, title, full contact information and a short description of your work to eleanor@wedo.org. Stay tuned to our website for event announcements - We look forward to seeing you at CSD!

Location: UN Headquarters, New York

First Lady Michelle Obama to Serve as National Honorary Chair of Girls Inc. Board of Directors

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Ms. Foundation for Women
NEW YORK, NY (March 24, 2010) - Girls Incorporated, the nonprofit organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold and the oldest girl-centered organization in the United States, is delighted to announce that First Lady Michelle Obama has agreed to serve as the organization's Honorary Board Chair.
 
In this role, Mrs. Obama will lend her support to the ongoing work of Girls Inc., particularly around creating opportunities and resources for girls to learn and grow, to navigate the unique challenges they face growing up, and to discover their potential as leaders with the courage and vision to change the world.

 

Out of the Shadows: Immigrant Women and Comprehensive Immigration Reform

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Date/Time: 
04/16/2010

Too often, discussions about Comprehensive Immigration Reform fail to acknowledge the important economic contributions of the more than 18.9 million foreign-born women currently residing and working in the United States. 

Miami's Operation Jungle Red II: Raising awareness of violence against women

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Women's Studies Program

4/07/2010

Women of ALPFA's 4th Annual Latina Summit

Date/Time: 
05/20/2010 - 05/21/2010

Latinas Empowered by Women in Power: A Rise of a New Generation of Leadership in America

Sponsored by Women of ALPFA, Sanchez & Santiago, The Center for Women and Enterprise in collaboration with Babson's Center for Women's Leadership.

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