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Tag Archives: women

Women and the Unemployment Crisis

The recent drop in unemployment to 8.6 percent was widely greeted with enthusiasm. However, it is important to note which populations actually comprise that figure. Women who maintain families face unemployment rates over 12 percent, and more than five million women over the age of 20 are unemployed. Duration of unemployment is another key factor, with women under 20 needing ... Read More »

Women and the Arab Spring: Spotlight on Egypt, Tunisia and Libya

Today, NASW staff will join a number of women’s rights organizations, Senator Boxer (D-CA), Senator Casey (D-PA) and other women’s right’s experts at a hearing on November 2nd at 2:30pm.  The hearing, “Women and the Arab Spring:  Spotlight on Egypt, Tunisia and Libya” will focus on roles that women have taken in the recent social revolutions that have occurred all ... Read More »

Female Veterans and the American Jobs Act

When President Obama spoke recently about the American Jobs Act, he specifically outlined a program designed to increase hiring of veterans.  Although this proposal might not strike the reader as being specific to women, it’s important to remember how many women have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan with some form of traumatic stress.  Also, in terms of health, some women ... Read More »

Join the Administration on Aging for a Webinar Series on Social Media as a Retirement Tool

Webinar Series on Social Media:  A Retirement Tool for the 21st Century In recent years, social media has added new dimensions to the resource tools available for retirement planning and ways to protect assets once in retirement.  To shed light on how social media can be incorporated in developing a sustainable retirement plan, the Administration on Aging (AoA) and the ... Read More »

Conference Call to Discuss Women’s Access to Needed Care and Services

 Affordable Care Act Improves Women’s Access to Needed Care, Services Please join Tina Tchen, Executive Director of the White House Council on Women and Girls and Mayra Alvarez, Director of Public Health Policy in the Office of Health Reform at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on a conference call to discuss the impact of the recently released ... Read More »

Celebrate National Women’s Health Week, May 8-14

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Women’s Health has designated May 8 – 14 as the 12th annual celebration of National Women’s Health Week (NWHW).  During this week, communities, businesses, government, health organizations, and other groups come together to promote women’s health.  The theme for 2011 is “It’s Your Time.”  It emphasizes the National Women’s Health ... Read More »

NASW Remembers Dr. Dorothy I. Height

Today, April 20, 2011, is the one year anniversary of the death of social work pioneer Dr. Dorothy I. Height. This time last year, NASW was preparing to give Dr. Height the Lifetime Achievement Award and we were saddened to learn of her death, but pleased and humbled to have spent time with her in support of the social work ... Read More »

NASW Joins Amicus Brief on Dukes V. Walmart

On Tuesday, March 29, the Supreme Court will hear the case of Dukes v. Wal-Mart. This case, originally filed in 2001, asks the Court to consider a nationwide class-action on behalf of hundreds of thousands of female Wal-Mart employees, accusing the company of discriminating against them on pay and promotion. Employment discrimination cases are usually focused on specific individuals, rather ... Read More »

ACA and Women

A new online resource is available outlining the benefits of the health care law for women. You can read more about Women and the Affordable Care Act at http://www.healthcare.gov/foryou/women/index.html. Read More »

From Suffrage to CEDAW – Celebrate Women’s Equality Day

Happy Birthday 19th Amendment! Believe it or not, it’s only been 90 years since the 19th Amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote in our democracy was made part of the Constitution. Since 1971, we’ve celebrated the anniversary of August 26, 1920, as Women’s Equality Day. One great way to celebrate would be to make sure that every eligible woman ... Read More »