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The Daily Rundown — The Latest News Affecting Women & Girls in Our Region

By Mariah Craven on November 16th, 2011

In today’s rundown: Female science pioneers from Maryland are being honored in a new exhibit at the Women’s Heritage Center.  And how the growing income gap is changing the face of neighborhoods nationwide.

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The Daily Rundown — The Latest News Affecting Women & Girls in Our Region

By Mariah Craven on November 15th, 2011

In today’s rundown: Local gang members force underage girls into prostitution.  The gender pay gap and its impact on l0w-wage workers.  And has there been an uptick in violence among young female students?

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Equal Pay Now! New Report Raises Concerns About Gender Pay Gap & Low-Wage Workers

By Latricia Allen on November 14th, 2011

gao-watchdog-icon-bigEarlier this month I attended a press conference on the new Government Accountability Office watchdog report Gender Pay Differences: Progress Made but Women Remain Overrepresented among Low-Wage Workers. Unfortunately, the disparity in the wage-gap continues to be very alarming.

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The Daily Rundown — The Latest News Affecting Women & Girls in Our Region

By Mariah Craven on November 10th, 2011

In today’s rundown: The new poverty measurement finds Latinos to be the poorest group in the U.S.  It’s going to cost an additional $5 to feed your family at Thanksgiving this year.  And discounted broadband services for low income families starting next summer.

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The Daily Rundown — The Latest News Affecting Women & Girls in Our Region

By Mariah Craven on November 8th, 2011

In today’s rundown: A new measurement method reveals that more Americans are living in poverty than we previously thought.  The majority of girls in grades 7 through 12 face sexual harassment at school.  And we’re ready to Give to the Max!

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The Daily Rundown — The Latest News Affecting Women & Girls in Our Region

By Mariah Craven on November 4th, 2011

In today’s rundown: The District is set to begin limiting funding for welfare recipients.  The two critical areas where women “remain well behind men” globally.  Plus, get free financial planning help this weekend!

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The Daily Rundown — The Latest News Affecting Women & Girls in Our Region

By Mariah Craven on November 3rd, 2011

In today’s rundown: The gender wage gap persists along all levels of the pay scale.  DC residents who are tired of unemployment stage a sit-in.  Helping families in need prepare for Thanksgiving.  And a free financial education event this weekend.

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The Daily Rundown — The Latest News Affecting Women & Girls in Our Region

By Mariah Craven on November 2nd, 2011

In today’s rundown: A free financial education event that you can sign up for.  Plus, a look ahead at the 2012 elections and what they might mean for women nationwide.

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Miss Representation Screening This Week

By Mariah Craven on November 1st, 2011

miss representation posterI once got upset with a high school intern who made a disparaging remark about herself while we were taking a group photo.  But before I could get too high up on my horse, I realized that she was parroting me and other adults in the group.  I don’t know that any of us even meant what we were saying; it may be a cop out to suggest this, but I think that we were being classic examples of what happens when we’re taught to put ourselves down while at the same time aspiring to impossible standards of physical beauty.

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The Daily Rundown — The Latest News Affecting Women & Girls in Our Region

By Mariah Craven on November 1st, 2011

In today’s rundown: Lawmakers take the food stamp challenge and discover it’s not easy to eat on $4.50/day.  Going undercover to learn more about rampant prostitution in D.C.  Plus, why some are arguing that four-year college isn’t for everyone.

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