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Legal Momentum: Marching women’s history into the future.

By Kathy Rodgers on July 13th, 2007

As president of Legal Momentum, the country’s oldest legal advocacy organization for women, I’ve been talking toLegal Momentum book women around the country about the issues that matter to them.  Hands down, they boil down to four areas: violence, health, work and families. 

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DCWA: White picket fence eludes many, especially women.

By Jessica Goshow on July 11th, 2007

The following is the fourth post in a series covering aspects and angles on the DC Women’s Agenda’s recent white paper, Voices and Choices for D.C. Women and Girls: Recommendations for City Leaders 2007.  The DC Women’s Agenda promotes the advancement, equality and well-being of women in D.C. This series of blogs is an extension of a very important proposal of recommendations to city leaders to truly make tangible changes in the D.C. metropolitan area.

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DCWA: Safety for women anything but small talk.

By Natasha Pendleton on July 3rd, 2007

The following is the third post in a series covering aspects and angles on the DC Women’s Agenda’s recent white paper, Voices and Choices for D.C. Women and Girls: Recommendations for City Leaders 2007.  The D.C. Women’s Agenda promotes the advancement, equality and well-being of women in D.C. This series of blogs is an extension of a very important proposal of recommendations to city leaders to truly make tangible changes in the D.C. metropolitan area.

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Congratulations to Tahirih Justice Center!

By Lisa Kays on July 2nd, 2007

When The Women’s Foundation writes a check from the Open Door Capacity Building Fund or gives a Leadership LayliAward, it’s an investment in a nonprofit’s future and their potential to positively impact women, girls and our community as a whole.

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Stepping Stones Research Update: July 2007

By Kerstin Gentsch on July 2nd, 2007

As part of our ongoing commitment–in partnership with The Urban Institute–to providing information and resources related to the goals of Stepping Stones, please find below summary of recent research on issues of economic security and financial independence for women and their families.

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Allison Mitchell on joining in the power of giving together!

By Allison Mitchell on July 2nd, 2007

How would you like to feel excited to go to work in the morning?

I’m so fortunate because I can answer affirmatively – knowing that every second of my day is spent to help women and girls thrive and succeed.

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News and Views: Week of June 25, 2007

By Lisa Kays on June 29th, 2007

See below for a round-up of what was news this week in the world of philanthropy, social change and women and girls in the Washington metropolitan region and beyond:

In the spirit of our previous conversations on the wage-gap, AlterNet asks in a book review, "Why do we pay our plumbers more than our caregivers?"  Excellent question. 

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DCWA: Economic security is key to the city’s health.

By Jessica Goshow on June 28th, 2007

In keeping with my promise last week, I’m back with more on the DC Women’s Agenda’s white paper, Voices and Choices for D.C. Women and Girls: Recommendations for City Leaders 2007–and action you can take to encourage city leaders to increase the economic security of our region’s women.

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WOW, a cool new economic security tool!

By Lisa Kays on June 27th, 2007

Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW) (a Grantee Partner) just released a very cool new tool for our region: the WOW calculatorD.C. Metro Area Self-sufficiency Calculator.

With funding from the Freddie Mac Foundation, WOW created the calculator to serve as "an online career and financial counseling tool that will help thousands of the region’s most vulnerable families move out of poverty and gain financial independence," WOW’s press release explains.

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Safety first, street harrassment never.

By Lisa Kays on June 27th, 2007

When the Washington City Paper ran a cover story this week called, "Nice ass!: Not even grandmas are safe from D.C.’s street harrassers," I picked it up, and then read about it again on the blogosphere.

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