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

By Mariah Craven on October 31st, 2011

In today’s rundown: Pushing for better public transportation as a civil right.  Plus, a new funding opportunity from The Women’s Foundation!

– Should reliable public transportation be viewed as a civil rights issue? asks TBD.com. Angela Glover Blackwell says yes, and suggests that “equity advocates must demand wiser investment of transportation dollars.”

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

By Mariah Craven on October 28th, 2011

In today’s rundown: Public housing with an eco-friendly renovation.  Are too many children’s Halloween costumes sexist?  Plus, new data on pregnancy and single women.

– The Tikkun Olam Women’s Foundation of Greater Washington is accepting letters of inquiry for the 2012 grants cycle.  The deadline is December 15th.  Go to www.towf.org for more details.

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

By Mariah Craven on October 25th, 2011

In today’s rundown: Pro bono legal advice in Prince George’s County.  A tale of two countries.  Honoring one of our region’s philanthropists.

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Still Plenty of Work To Do Despite Misleading Headlines

By Mariah Craven on October 21st, 2011

Today’s Washington Post features a somewhat misleading headline:  “Washington region has nation’s lowest poverty rate.” If you’re confused by that, there’s good reason.  Just one month ago, the media was reporting that Washington, DC has the third-highest poverty rate in the country at 19.9 percent – just behind Mississippi and Louisiana.

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