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Archive for the ‘Women & Gender Issues’ Category

States With Minimum Wage At The Federal Level Of $7.25 Per Hour Have Largest Wage Gaps, Nwlc Analysis Shows

(Washington, D.C.) The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) Wednesday released new analysis that shows that the average gender wage gap in states with minimum wages above the federally mandated $7.25 per hour is three cents smaller than the average wage gap in states where the minimum wage is just $7.25. And the analysis shows that […]

New Woman In Government Radio Campaign Public Health Awareness

Public health has greatly expanded its reach. Once dealing primarily with water, sanitation and infectious diseases, public health departments now treat health issues that are deeply imbedded in our lives. Women In Government is asking you to help educate your listeners on importance of public health by running the enclosed PSAs from one of your […]

Catholic Archbishop Will Allow Girls To Continue Playing Football

11-year-old all-star football player Caroline Pla told Thursday that she and other girls will continue to be allowed to play football by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Catholic Youth Organization Caroline’s mom’s petition drew endorsements from Ellen DeGeneres, 9-year-old female football sensation Sam Gordon, and 108,000 other sports fans, parents, and students PHILADELPHIA, PA – […]

Victim Advocates Celebrate Signing of VAWA

Madison, Wisconsin —  President Obama signed the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) of 2013 into law. The highly anticipated signing secures needed protections and services for victims of domestic and sexual violence. “This is an important and historic day as our national renews its commitment to supporting victims of domestic violence and to ending […]

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