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Moving Forward to Protect Native American Women: Justice Department Announces VAWA 2013 Pilot Project for TribesPosted byon February 6, 2014 at 1:38 PM EDT
In 2013, President Obama signed the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), recognizing a tribe’s inherent right to protect women previously left vulnerable by gaps in the law. Three American Indian tribes will participate in the Department of Justice’s Pilot Project to implement the new law.
Posted byon January 30, 2014 at 5:06 PM EDT
Getting to fair pay takes more than one agency or one advocate or one tool –- it’s everyone’s job.
Posted byon January 25, 2014 at 7:00 AM EDT
In his weekly address, President Obama said that the Administration has taken another important step to protect women at college by establishing the White House Task Force on Protecting Students from Sexual Assault.
Posted byon January 24, 2014 at 8:05 PM EDT
Weekly Wrap Up: State of the Union Next Week, Call to Action to End Rape and Sexual Assault, The First Lady and Athletes Pile on the Veggies, Big Block of Cheese Day and Mayors Conference.
Posted byon January 24, 2014 at 1:01 AM EDT
Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Posted byon January 22, 2014 at 8:55 PM EDT
As part of an unprecedented national effort to address alarming rates of sexual assault on college campuses, President Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum today to establish the “White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault."
Posted byon January 17, 2014 at 4:18 PM EDT
This week, I participated in an event at the White House on Women Leaders in Climate Finance and Investment that highlighted the pioneering role women leaders in the finance sector are playing to mainstream climate change into finance and investment decisions. Women around the world are often the first to feel the effects of climate and at the same time can offer unique perspectives and solutions.
Posted byon January 14, 2014 at 12:35 PM EDT
Among college grads, men outnumber women in nearly every science and engineering major, according to a report by the American Association of University Women. At the Energy Department, a workforce well versed in STEM fields, like physics, chemical science and computing, is critical to driving our mission forward.
This Is The Affordable Care Act: Giving Women at High Risk for Breast Cancer Access to Free Chemoprevention MedicationPosted byon January 9, 2014 at 12:30 PM EDT
The Administration is making clear that most health insurance plans must soon cover so-called chemoprevention medications that can reduce the risk of breast cancer for women who have an increased chance of developing the disease. In addition, these health plans will have to cover the medications at no cost to these women.
Posted byon November 26, 2013 at 7:08 PM EDT
Senior Advisor to the President and Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls Valerie Jarrett writes about the Obama administration's request that the Supreme Court considers a legal challenge to the health care law’s requirement that for-profit corporations include birth control coverage in insurance available to their employees.