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Posted byon September 13, 2013 at 1:32 PM EDT
Today marks the 19th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The initial VAWA legislation focused on changing law enforcement practices, improving the criminal justice system, and increasing access to shelters and services for victims. VAWA strengthened the federal criminal code, creating interstate crimes of domestic violence and doubling penalties for repeat sex offenders.
Addressing the Intersection of HIV/AIDS, Violence against Women and Girls, and Gender-Related Health DisparitiesPosted byon September 6, 2013 at 3:15 PM EDT
A report from the President’s Working Group on the Intersection of HIV/AIDS, Violence against Women and Girls, and Gender-Related Health Disparities charts a path forward to improve collaboration among agencies by leveraging federal resources in support of the health and wellbeing of women and girls, particularly those living with or at high-risk for HIV/AIDS and violence
Posted byon August 30, 2013 at 7:00 PM EDT
The week in review: 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, "The Powerbroker" Screening, Women's Equality Day, Medal of Honor Ceremony, ATF Director Sworn-In, and Appointment of new U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan.
Posted byon August 27, 2013 at 2:40 PM EDT
Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior and an immigrant herself, addresses newly naturalized Americans in a ceremony at the Refugee Women’s Alliance in Seattle, Washington.
Posted byon August 26, 2013 at 1:52 PM EDT
This year on Women’s Equality Day we commemorate the 93rd anniversary of the certification of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote.
Posted byon August 21, 2013 at 12:25 PM EDT
On August 15, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released new resources to protect immigrant victims of human trafficking, domestic violence, sexual assault, and other serious crimes.
Posted byon August 9, 2013 at 10:45 AM EDT
The Affordable Care Act protects women. Learn about all the benefits the Affordable Care Act provides come October 1st.
Posted byon August 8, 2013 at 2:37 PM EDT
And as a trusted voice in the lives of their children, moms can play a vital role in getting the word out about the exciting new options for affordable, quality health coverage becoming available this fall for their children and other families in their communities.
Posted byon August 8, 2013 at 9:10 AM EDT
Last week, the White House honored 11 heroes as Champions of Change for Tech Inclusion —leaders who have done extraordinary work to connect kids from underrepresented and underserved communities to tech skills and opportunities. President Obama has emphasized time and again that equipping students with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills is key to our Nation’s competitiveness in the global marketplace.
Posted byon August 1, 2013 at 12:30 PM EDT
Yesterday, I joined eleven Champions of Change at the White House to celebrate their achievements toward making STEM industries more inclusive for underrepresented communities.