Today, the Department of Justice took an unprecedented step in encouraging men and boys to become partners in ending violence against women. The Engaging Men Grant Program, underscores the fact that most men are not violent or abusive towards the women in their lives and encourages these men to work as allies with women and girls to prevent violence.
Welcome to the Council on Women and Girls Weekly Highlights! This week, the President engaged in a dialogue with people from across the country during his Facebook Town Hall. Read about this and other events throughout the Administration here.
Welcome to the Council on Women and Girls Weekly Highlights! This week, President Obama and leaders from both the Democratic and Republican parties in Congress found common ground on an agreement about the United States budget. Read about this and other Administration activities here.
For millions of working women, the pay gap means 20% less income to pay for housing, gas to get to work, utilities, food, college education for children, and retirement savings. The Director of the Department of Labor's Women's Bureau Sara Monzano-Diaz writes about the impact of the pay gap on America's families.
Melody Barnes, Domestic Policy Adviser and the Director of the Domestic Policy Council, discusses the impacts of unequal pay for women, and President Obama's actions to get equal pay for women under the Paycheck Fairness Act.
Welcome to the Council on Women and Girls Weekly Highlights. This week, the President addressed the American people regarding the potential government shutdown. Vice President Biden also visited the University of New Hampshire to highlight the importance of ending sexual violence on college campuses. Read about this and other events throughout the Administration here.
Welcome to this edition of the Council on Women and Girls Weekly Highlights. As we close out Women’s History Month, the President took a moment to honor Geraldine Ferraro as a trailblazer who broke down barriers for women. Read about this and other events throughout the Administration here.
The prevalence of sexual assault in this nation is a tragedy that must be addressed. That's why President Obama declared the month of April to be National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. Lynn Rosenthal, the White House Advisor on Violence Against Women, writes about the Administration's commitment to end this violence.
Yesterday, the Department of Energy unveiled a new mentoring program to pair female undergraduate science, engineering, and math students in the Washington, D.C. area with female employees who specialize in those subject areas.
Today, Secretary Janet Napolitano spoke at a DHS event to commemorate Women’s History Month and to recognize some of the programs and initiatives across the Department that demonstrates their commitment to this priority.
Today, as part of Women's History Month and in commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett and Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis welcomed four remarkable women organizers to the White House.
As we wind down Women’s History Month, Lynn Rosenthal, White House Advisor on Violence Against Women, reflects back on all the changes in women’s lives over the past few decades. Most notably, violence against women has emerged as an important topic at the local, state, and national level.
Welcome to the Council on Women and Girls’ Weekly Highlights. On Wednesday, the Administration celebrated the one year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act which improves access to health care services for millions of Americans. The President and the First Family wrapped up their trip to Latin America and the President focused on events in the Middle East. Read about this and other highlights in this post.
For our Women’s History Month Meet the Women of the Administration series, the Council on Women and Girls is delighted to feature Latifa Lyles, the Deputy Director of the Women's Bureau at the Department of Labor. Check out this new post and hear about Latifa's love of sports, her role models, and the inspiring work she's doing at the Women's Bureau.
This week, we’re celebrating the one year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, a historic advancement for the health care of women and their families. Valerie Jarrett highlights the importance of this legislation for winning a healthier future.
Welcome to the Council on Women and Girls Weekly Highlights! This week, the President addressed major world issues like the crisis in Japan and the conflict in the Middle East. The President also dedicated his weekly address to Women's History Month and the importance of fair pay and educating girls in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
On Saturday, the Director of the Council on Women and Girls, Tina Tchen, spoke to a crowded room of young feminist activists about the Administration's efforts to advance the rights of women and girls.
This week, Valerie Jarrett spoke at the NASA Headquarters to almost 200 young women from the Washington area about the importance of science and technology education for girls. Rebecca Keiser, the NASA Representative to the Council on Women and Girls, talks about the vital roles women have played in scientific discovery and exploration and the great new Women@NASA website.
On Tuesday, Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett spoke on the importance of workplace flexibility to a group who is leading the charge on workplace flexibility issues: the Society for Human Resource Management.
As part of our Women's History Month Women in the Administration Series, meet Taryn Benarroch, Confidential Assistant in the Office of the Secretary of Education. In this post, you'll hear about Taryn's role models, her supportive family, her passion for education, and the TEACH initiative she helps run at the Department of Education.
Welcome to the Council on Women and Girls Weekly Highlights! Women’s History Month is in full swing, and this week the Administration celebrated remarkable women and girls around the world during the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day.
This week at the State Department, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hosted the 2011 International Women of Courage Awards ceremony, together with special guest First Lady Michelle Obama. The ceremony took place on the 100th Anniversary of International Women Day.
On March 4th, the Center for American Progress and the White House Council on Women and Girls held and event with administration officials and policy experts to discuss the new White House report, “Women in America, Indicators of Social and Economic Well-Being.” The report challenges policymakers, researchers, and advocates to do more to further the collection of gender-specific data in the future.