WPO News Archive

2011

  • 55th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women
    Dr. Shari Miles-Cohen, Senior Director of the WPO, attended the 55th annual United Nations Commission on the Status of Women meetings. This year meeting's priority theme was access and participation of women and girls in education, training, science and technology, including for the promotion of women's equal access to full employment and decent work
  • Briefing on White House Report--Women in America: Indicators of Social and Economic Well-Being
    Tanya Burrwell, Assistant Director of the WPO, attended briefing on the new White House report Women in America: Indicators of Social and Economic Well-Being on April 1, 2011. Women in America is a statistical portrait showing how women are faring in the United States today and how their lives have changed over time. Focusing on five critical areas: people, families and income; education; employment; health; and crime and violence, this is the first comprehensive federal report on women since 1963, when the Commission on the Status of Women, established by President Kennedy and chaired by Eleanor Roosevelt, produced a report on the conditions of women. Panelists included Jenny Kaplan, Deputy Director, White House Council on Women and Girls and Preeta Bansal, General Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Management and Budget.

  • "What Girls Can Do" (PDF, 870KB) wins the 2011 American Inhouse Design Award from Graphic Design USA. WPO in collaboration with Girls, Inc. created this adolescent-friendly tip sheet based on the Report of the APA Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls. The postcard is a consumer education and empowerment resource tool for adolescent girls to use to combat sexualized images in the media and is now available online.

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