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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.
Posted byon November 26, 2013 at 6:14 PM EDT
Vice President Biden delivers remarks at the groundbreaking ceremony for Chicago’s first new domestic violence shelter in over a decade
Supporting Workplaces in Providing an Effective Response to Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and StalkingPosted byon November 20, 2013 at 8:22 PM EDT
The Department of Justice announces its new policy on addressing domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking in the workplace.
Posted byon November 8, 2013 at 2:05 PM EDT
Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden hosted the 2nd Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Reception, joined by survivors, caregivers, families, doctors, researchers, and advocates who have all been touched by breast cancer.
Posted byon November 5, 2013 at 2:10 PM EDT
Domestic Violence Awareness Month has come to a close, but I want to make sure immigrant survivors are not forgotten by shedding light on the important ways in which sensible immigration reform that has already passed the Senate will protect victims and hold abusers accountable.
Posted byon October 31, 2013 at 5:12 PM EDT
Vice President Biden created the National Domestic Violence Hotline in the Violence Against Women Act in 1994 (VAWA) and has long championed the cause of ending domestic violence.
Posted byon October 29, 2013 at 10:37 AM EDT
Edna Christine Baillif, a student at Texas State University, discusses how the Affordable Care Act ensures that Latina women like herself will have access to the quality health care they deserve at a price they can afford.