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Posted byon October 24, 2013 at 9:00 AM EST
The White House and the entrance to the Naval Observatory will be lit pink tonight in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the millions of families who have battled the disease, and who feel its impact every day.
Posted byon October 18, 2013 at 3:24 PM EST
For more than two weeks, President Obama worked diligently to reopen the government and remove the dangers of default from our economy. He also found time to continue working on other important issues.
Posted byon September 26, 2013 at 1:31 PM EST
Valerie Jarrett discusses her recent trip to New York City for the UN General Assembly, during which she attended Goldman Sachs' 10,000 Women Dinner, where she met a number of the program's new graduates and participants.
Posted byon September 24, 2013 at 2:36 PM EST
Yesterday marked the one year anniversary of the Equal Futures Partnership—a global collaboration aimed at advancing women’s and girls’ economic and political participation. For the United States, stepping up to this challenge has included important work to open doors to quality education and high-paying career opportunities for women and girls in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.
Posted byon September 23, 2013 at 3:57 PM EST
At the UN General Assembly, Valerie Jarrett hosts an event to mark the one year anniversary of the launch of the Equal Futures Partnership – a coalition of countries who have committed to take action to remove barriers to opportunity and promote equality for women and girls in our countries.
Posted byon September 13, 2013 at 12:32 PM EST
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 2:15 PM EST
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 6:00 PM EST
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 1:40 PM EST
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 12:52 PM EST
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.