Quickies: President Obama Re-establishes Women’s Commission

chairs(Chairs KYU Women’s Commission/ unattributed)

Under the Bush Administration “Stealth Misogyny” dismantled the Department of Ed’s Women’s Equity Office, attempted to shutdown women’s regional offices of the Department of Labor and closed the White House of Women’s Initiatives and Outreach. The later was in place to coordinate all government level programs and concerns related to women. The Obama administration has now taken a major step to reverse this trend through the establishment of the White House Council on Women and Girls. The Council is basically a new name for the Bush dismantled White House Women’s Initiative and Outreach Office and as such will coordinate all national level initiatives on women and cabinet level agencies efforts to address women, girls, and families needs. This year’s mandated task for the Council include:

  1. improving women’s economic security
  2. establish work and family balance in government agencies
  3. prevent violence against women nationally and internationally
  4. improve women’s and families’ health

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