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The Shriver Report

The Shriver Report
The latest Shriver Report, “A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink”, published on January 9, is the third in the series.  This 400-page report is not only comprised of in depth research and analysis but also coupled with essays by a vast array of thinkers. The report includes stories from women that are experiencing the hardships the report highlights.  Essays topics vary, as do the authors writing them. From…
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“The Oppressed Majority”

You may or may not have seen this video circulating around the internet.  The title is "Oppressed Majority" and it highlights the nature of everyday sexism by swapping traditional male/female gender roles.  As viewers, we see clearly how women are objectified daily--by cat-calling, by sexual abuse, and by seemingly innocent comments about our appearances. After watching this video, I am irritated.  It is yet another example of the devaluation of women's…
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Why Should Millennial Women Care about Pay Equity?

Why Should Millennial Women Care about Pay Equity?
Women today are entering the workforce making hourly wages that are much closer to those of men's than ever before in history.  This is exciting stuff, right? New research from Pew Research Center states, "In 2012, among workers ages 25 to 34, women's hourly earnings were 93% those of men. By comparison, among all working men and women ages 16 and older, women's hourly wages were 84% those of men.…
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Part 1– The Theory Behind Transit as a Feminist Issue

We hear about the connection between transit and the environment all the time. "Take the bus, it's greener." "Bike to work, it'll make your carbon footprint disappear--and it's great exercise." We hear about transit from an economic perspective too; reducing car ownership is cheaper for individuals and society overall. I don't disagree. Pro-multi-modal transportation folks have a point, we need transit reform for many reasons. But I would like to…
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Weekly Wrap-Up: December 9

School Gender Prejudice Reflected in Subject Choices Almost one half (49%) of co-ed state-funded schools across England are strengthening gender imbalances in terms of subject choice while fewer than one in five (19%) are countering them. The results demonstrate that many girls and boys are being denied opportunities and suggest schools are paying insufficient attention to countering gender stereotypes. To read the full story about raising standards on universal skill-building…
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New Research: November 21

Mapping Your Online Media Strategy - Guide for Nonprofits The Nonprofit Network has released a 50 page guidebook for nonprofits interested in using social media. This guidebook focuses on structure, strategy, management and organizations, and explaining why it is beneficial to use social media. This is the first guidebook in a series of three that will be released. To view the entire document click here. Accelerating Change for Women Faculty…
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Weekly Wrap Up: October 29

Weekly Wrap Up: October 29
7 Ridiculous Restrictions on Women's Rights Around the World Saudi Arabian women protested their country's refusal to grant driver's licenses to women this past Saturday, but it turns out there are several countries that rank even lower on women's rights than Saudi Arabia.  Click here to read about nine other remarkable legal restrictions against women, from Asia to Latin America. Texas' voter ID law that could disenfranchise women voters targets trans…
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Annual Report 2012-2013

The Minnesota Women's Consortium is excited to share our Annual Report for 2012-2013.  We hope you enjoy reading about our achievements from the last year. Thank you to our members, donors, volunteers, and partners who make our work possible. It's an honor to work with all of you to advance equity and justice for all women. Click here to read the report!
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Celebrating 50 Years of Empowering Women!

Celebrating 50 Years of Empowering Women!
Join us in congratulating Wayside House for 50 years of delivering gender-specific chemical dependency and supportive services to women! Founded in 1954, Wayside House initially began as a homeless shelter for impoverished women. They soon began to realize, however, that a contributing factor for a majority of these women was alcohol addiction. In 1963, the decision was made to shift the focus of Wayside House in order to meet the…
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New Research: October 9

Gap Inc.'s P.A.C.E. program for female garment workers has a new ICRW report showing that it is an effective, scalable and adaptable global model for advancing women in the workplace. Researchers found that it helped improve women's sense of self-worth, their confidence in addressing issues at work and at home and their performance at work. Click here for the ICRW's evaluation results. ABAAD - Resource Center for Gender Equality in partnership…
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