Posts Tagged ‘Gender Rights’

b16_days_topEach year the Center for Women’s Global Leadership at Rutgers highlights sixteen women, men and organizations that standout in the fight against gender violence. Representing November 29th, is: (more…)

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oceancitygirl reported over at the Confluence today, the following herstoric accomplishment as noted in the Nashua Telegraph:

After the Nov. elections, another historic milestone was reached (even though hardly anyone is reporting on it) in NH: The New Hampshire Senate has become the first state legislative body in the country with a majority-female membership. Hooray! 

Nashua Telegraph

Please note: the Telegraph page loaded oddly for me. It appeared to be blank with ads on the side. However, when I scrolled a long ways down I found it.

I Own My Vote, PUMA, The Denver Group, Just Say No Deal

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Proportionality in the legislature has failed so far. Affirmative Action has not brought representation to the legislative branch for Native Americans, or Women. One way to compare this is with veteran enrollment. 

As a proportion of USA veterans, more than 190,000 Native Americans have been there, at the forefront. This group has one of the highest per capita involvement rates. However, at a USA population of approximately 1%, Native Americans are underrepresented in our legislative branch of 435 representatives and 100 senators. Currently only one person in Congress claims Native American ethnicity.To be represented proportionally, they ought to have another three representatives and at least one senator. This is an under-representation of 80%.


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A phoenix reborn? (more…)

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An interesting article on the equal pay issue. The diagrams show clearly just how much our overall wages haven’t changed, and women still make less: (more…)

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