In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness month, the Department of Education, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development collaborated to hold ten town hall events throughout the country on the topic of Engaging Men and Boys in Ending Violence Against Women.
Tina Tchen, the Executive Director of the White House Council on Women and Girls and Chief of Staff to the First Lady, reflects on her experience leading the US delegation to the Pacific Women's Empowerment Policy Dialogue.
January Contreras, Department of Homeland Security Ombudsman for Citizenship & Immigration Services, and designee to the White House Council on Women & Girls, participates in the National Network to End Domestic Violence’s Community Engagement Day.
November 3, 2011 at 6:01 PM ET by January Contreras
Text4baby, a free health education text messaging service for pregnant women and new moms, is reaching its primary target audience of medically underserved women and achieving a number of its health education goals, according to a preliminary assessment presented at the American Public Health Association annual meeting this week.
Valerie Jarrett, Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls, speaks to the North Carolina Governor's Conference for Women about the ways the Obama Administration is working to create an environment where women and girls can reach their full potential.
Software innovators harness the power of mobile technology to help prevent dating violence and abuse by keeping young adults connected to trusted friends and providing easy access to important resources for help including local police and abuse hotlines.
As we continue to climb out of the worst recession since the Great Depression and Americans continue to struggle, it is clear that the need for continued action is urgent. There are things that Washington can do right now to create jobs and grow the economy, and the President has put together the American Jobs Act to do exactly that.
In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Valerie Jarrett joined Lynn Rosenthal at a Champions of Change event to honor 14 individuals and organizations from across the country who are focused on ending domestic violence in their communities.
Welcome to the Council on Women and Girls Weekly Highlights! Learn about the Nobel Peace Prize winners, visits from female soccer and basketball all-stars, the First Lady's attempt to beat a Guiness World Record, and the state arrival for the President and First Lady of South Korea.
Sara Manzano-Díaz, Director of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Women’s Bureau, traces her journey as a Latino American, and discusses the administration's commitment to, and the increasing influence of Latinos in America.
October 17, 2011 at 9:20 AM ET by Sara Manzano-Diaz
The White House Office of Public Engagement and the White House Council on Women and Girls host members of the African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP), an initiative launched in coordination with the Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program.
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Senior Medical Advisor in the Office of the Chief Health and Medical Officer at NASA Saralyn Mark reflects on meeting female students at a STEM Roundtable at Barnard College and the future role of Women in STEM careers.
One week after his speech to a joint session of Congress announcing the American Jobs Act, the President has sent this bill to Capitol Hill and has been traveling the country talking to Americans about what this would mean for job creation, if passed. In this week’s highlights, you’ll find a number of tools that we hope you find helpful: fact sheets, conference calls and more.
On the 17th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act the Office on Violence Against Women reflects on the great strides that have been made in addressing violence against women and recognizes that more needs to be done to create a society free from domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking.
September 13, 2011 at 3:50 PM ET by Susan B. Carbon